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"04.12.2016 09:25:30" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bag a bargain at Bowes Museum's festive mart on December 17 and 18 THE Bowes Museum's well established Christmas Market takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18. The event, which takes place fr...
"04.12.2016 09:25:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Farewell to Frank Watson – stalwart of Teesdale's pub dominoes league A GIANT of Teesdale's fives and threes dominoes league has died aged 77. Barnard Castle's Frank Watson ran the Barnard Castle and District...
"04.12.2016 09:24:56" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale cancer fundraisers bring home £65,000 in bid to find a cure FUNDRAISERS across Teesdale and further afield raised £65,000 to help fund research in the North East to find a cure for cancer. The money...
"04.12.2016 09:24:35" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Basic payment system 'unfit for purpose and risks our uplands' THE head of the Rural Payments Agency has pledged to improve performance after being told Christmas was “looking increasingly bleak in the u...
"04.12.2016 09:23:32" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Panto time in Staindrop as girls keep tradition alive IT'S panto time in Staindrop... oh yes it is! The village's Guides, Brownies and Rainbows took to the stage with three sell-out performanc...
"03.12.2016 19:59:15" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Saturday sports round up WEST Auckland missed a penalty and came from behind twice to secure a point at home to Washington at the Wanted Stadium in the Ebac Northe... http://teesdalemercury.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/saturday-sports-round-up.html
"03.12.2016 11:14:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Light show and fireworks add sparkle to Barnard Castle lights switch-on DESPITE persistent drizzle, a large crowd turned out to see Barnard Castle's Christmas tree lights switched on by Santa last night (Frida...
"02.12.2016 17:26:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com 'The sight of all those ships on D-Day – it was awesome' FORMER teacher and D-Day veteran has been awarded France's highest honour. Barnard Castle's Colin Hall was a cog in the allied war machine...
"02.12.2016 17:26:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Festive fun at town community centre The Hub Following the success of last year's event, Christmas@The Hub is returning to Barnard Castle. Everyone is invited to come along to the centr...
"02.12.2016 17:25:46" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Winston fundraising gig rocks up £2,450 for air ambulance A THANK-you concert organised by dale musician to raise money for the air ambulance service which came to his aid after a horror accident ...
"02.12.2016 17:25:29" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle teaching assistants: 'The seven of us will lose £21,000 pay due to council cuts' A GROUP of teaching assistants from Barnard Castle were among more than 1,000 others who marched on County Hall last week to protest again...
"02.12.2016 17:25:07" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle woman speaks out after long-wait for wheelchair for seriously ill husband A BARNARD Castle woman has described how her wait for a specialist wheelchair needed by her seriously ill husband has made her a prisoner ...
"02.12.2016 17:24:48" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale School students learn about rural careers CAREER opportunities offered by the farming and wider agricultural industry came under the spotlight at a special event organised by the D...
"02.12.2016 17:24:31" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com The wonder of Roman Britain goes on display at The Bowes Museum Roman artefacts unearthed during major road improvements in North Yorkshire have gone on display in Barnard Castle. During the past three ...
"01.12.2016 20:31:40" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Villagers in Eggleston switched on their Christmas lights tonight. In all, 29 trees have been illuminated - a brilliant community effort and well worth a visit. Many more photos in next week's TM.
"30.11.2016 16:16:22" BREAKING NEWS: Council u-turn over teaching assistants after strikes in County Durham.
Tomorrow's strike by teaching assistants has been called off following 'productive' talks with Durham County Council and Unison. A further review of teaching
"30.11.2016 15:49:21" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Former sports coach guilty of historic sexual offences including raping a child John Regan pictured in the Teesdale Mercury in 1998 A FORMER Teesdale sports coach has been found guilty of a string ... BREAKING NEWS... from Durham Crown Court
Judge Simon Hickey: "You have been found guilty by unanimous verdicts of the jury on all of these counts. The two complainants who have borne this abuse for so long gave clear evidence and the jury have found
"30.11.2016 14:38:40" Timeline Photos Butterknowle Christmas fair is on Saturday
"30.11.2016 14:36:16" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mediator called to settle row about youths on Demesnes, Barnard Castle AN independent mediator has been called in to help find a solution to problems at a Barnard Castle beauty spot. Residents living adjacent to...
"30.11.2016 14:33:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Residents back head's plea on Staindrop Primary School parking Parents are being asked to do “the right thing” and refrain from parking on residents' property when visiting a dale primary school. The cal...
"30.11.2016 14:32:32" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Primary school pupils stage a Bowes Museum take over IN a coup de tête of historic proportions, a band of primary school pupils seized control of The Bowes Museum. Armed with smartphones, som...
"30.11.2016 14:32:18" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Car worth just £60 stolen in raidon Mickleton Service Station A RALLY driver whose garage was struck by callous car thieves says he is beefing up security. Mickleton Service Station was raided on the ...
"30.11.2016 14:32:05" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bowlees Visitor Centre's reward for hard work A DALE visitor attraction has proved that good things come in small packages after walking away with the top prize in the hardest fought c...
"29.11.2016 13:44:27" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com This week's Teesdale Mercury The Teesdale Mercury is out in the shops and this week it has a distinctly Christmassy feel, thanks to two lovely photos from lights switc...
"29.11.2016 08:42:37" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com One last chance to say a final farewell to Startforth Morritt Memorial Primary School A SCHOOL is to welcome the community through its doors for one final time. Former pupils, staff, parents and residents are being invited t...
"29.11.2016 08:42:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Memories made to last at Startforth school STARTFORTH Morritt Memorial Primary School may have shut but its legacy will live on through the many children who passed through its door...
"29.11.2016 08:42:06" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com No-go for Staindrop church's plan to advertise fayre on village green A group of parish councillors have agreed that it would be “unlawful” to allow local businesses and organisations to advertise on their vill...
"28.11.2016 15:59:01" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Tommy's charity comes to aid of crisis-hit forces veteran A CHARITY founded by a Butterknowle veteran tapped into more than 60,000 people to come to the rescue of a critically ill former soldier w...
"28.11.2016 15:58:23" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle tree scheme takes root at last A DALE tree-planting scheme has grown a new branch in Barnard Ca Trees for Teesdale, a scheme modelled on the successful Trees for Cothers...
"28.11.2016 15:58:00" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Eggleston martial arts expert punching well above his weight A SCHOOLBOY martial arts expert is competing at the highest level as he pursues his Olympic dream. Barnard Castle School pupil Benjamin Ta...
"28.11.2016 15:57:42" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Villagers draw a line under Ovington bridge repairs dispute A BRIDGE which collapsed more than three years ago has been rebuilt two metres too short, according to villagers. Ovington Bridge crumbled...
"27.11.2016 15:49:13" Timeline Photos No Added Sugar were in fine voice singing a selection of carols at the festive family day at The Bowes Museum this afternoon. Organised by the museum's friends group, the highlight was the switching on of the Christmas tree lights. Story and pictures in
"27.11.2016 12:47:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com £8,250 to become lord or lady of Stainton Another chance to be lord or lady of the manor in Teesdale is up for grabs for just over £8,000 – the third dale manorial title to go up f...
"27.11.2016 12:47:05" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Volunteers give Middleton Village Hall a much needed makeover A GROUP of volunteers have given their village hall a mini-makeover which they hope will last until a new facility is built in about five ...
"27.11.2016 12:46:47" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle Beavers set to lose weekly session without new leader A NEW leader is being sought for a dale beaver colony which is at risk of losing one of their two weekly sessions. Barnard Castle Beavers ...
"27.11.2016 12:46:30" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Thumbs up for Ryan's real ale bid LICENSING for Teesdale's first micro pub has been welcomed by councillors. Ryan Stones, from Caldwell, wants to open a real ale micro-pub ...
"26.11.2016 20:07:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Saturday sports round up CRUNCH: Glaxo's Jamie Dougall challenges the Stanhope keeper BOWES FC bowed out of the Weardale Cup, losing 5-0 to rivals Shildon after ...
"26.11.2016 19:54:35" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale Mercury A LARGE crowd turned out to see Middleton-in-Teesdale's carnival queen, 11-year-old Lucy Watson, switch on the village Christmas tree ligh...
"26.11.2016 11:34:53" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Floodlight bid for Dawson Road play area backed by Barnard Castle Town Council A YOUTH-LED plan to illuminate a Teesdale games area has been backed by their senior counterparts. Members of Barnard Castle Town Council...
"26.11.2016 11:34:36" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Winston heart-start machine could save lives on 'danger highway' THE last of a county councillor's neighbourhood budget is to go towards life-saving kit in Winston. The village has seen a spate of collis...
"26.11.2016 11:34:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Butterknowle youngsters turn to older generation to learn more about their village CHILDREN in Butterknowle learned more about their village's past directly from the people who are part of its history. A tea party at the ...
"26.11.2016 11:33:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Staindrop Carnival saved at D-Day meeting A VILLAGE carnival put at risk because of dwindling committee numbers has not only been saved but is planning to expand. Staindrop Carniva...
"25.11.2016 19:18:10" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Festive lights shine brightly on Galgate greens The first of Barnard Castle's Christmas lights were switched on tonight (Friday). The displays on Galgate greens were made possible thank...
"25.11.2016 15:24:25" Timeline Photos Police say the A66 should be open in the next hour after the multi-vehicle crash at Greta Bridge. Emergency services say a male and a female were taken to James Cook University Hospital by air ambulances. One aircraft came from Tees Valley and the other
"25.11.2016 15:18:28" There's now very heavy traffic through Barnard Castle due to the diversion from the A66 after the multi-vehicle crash at Greta Bridge. Avoid if you can.
"25.11.2016 14:09:59" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com A66 closed in both directions after major crash The A66 is closed in both directions after a multi-vehicle crash near Barnard Castle. Durham Police are advising people to avoid the road ...
"25.11.2016 08:45:34" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Touching tributes to gifted teacher Eva A TOP university educator from Barnard Castle is to be laid to rest after a six-year battle with cancer. A senior tutor and vice master at...
"25.11.2016 08:45:12" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com St Teresa's Hospice benefits from Headlam Hall refurbishment A COUNTRY hotel's facelift has had discerning shoppers checking in to the region's latest charity shop. A huge donation of furniture, fixt...
"25.11.2016 08:44:42" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Deerbolt prison offers protest at 'unacceptable level of violence' PRISON officers took part in a 24-hour protest in front of Deerbolt Young Offenders' Institution against an “unacceptable level of violenc...
"25.11.2016 08:44:18" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Code of conduct to protect Low Force beauty spot A CODE of conduct has been drawn up to protect an iconic Teesdale beauty spot. The River Tees at Low Force is one of the most popular loca...
"25.11.2016 08:43:34" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barney Liar: In the mood for Christmas Panic is rising in the bosoms of Teesdale men. It is November, which means that Christmas is not far away. That in turn requires men to go...
"25.11.2016 08:42:59" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Remember When: Mementoes of a killer ITEMS owned by West Auckland serial killer Mary Ann Cotton have gone on display at Beamish Museum. People were glued to their screens du...
"24.11.2016 15:19:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com France awards its highest honour to Barnard Castle D-Day veteran after a kind-hearted resident put him forward Colin Hall with his medal A TEESDALE D-Day veteran who helped keep the channel clear for the Normandy landings has been awarded the Legi... Fantastic news as Barney D-Day veteran, 92, gets France's highest honour!
"24.11.2016 14:14:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cross-party support to keep Teesdale united Divided line: The proposed boundary changes UNITED condemnation has met a proposal to split Teesdale down the middle. Barnard Castle Tow... Local cross-party support for keeping Teesdale united
"24.11.2016 14:08:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Campaigners turn to Kirkby Stephen for advice on Barnard Castle lorry ban A LOBBY group is hoping to embark on a fact-finding mission in Cumbria to try to resolve issues caused by HGVs passing through Barnard Cas...
"24.11.2016 14:08:35" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Adventurer Abi hopes to inspire girls with international polar expedition AN UPPER dale outdoor enthusiast is hoping to win readers' votes to be in with the chance of embarking on an adventure of a lifetime. Abi ...
"24.11.2016 14:06:29" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mum's the word on free sessons for toddlers A parent and toddler group just for young parents is hoping to attract more mums, dads and children to the free weekly sessions. Run by Te...
"23.11.2016 08:38:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Top title for Barnard Castle apprentice AN AGRICULTURAL service technician from Barnard Castle has won an apprentice of the year award against stiff competition. Lloyd Ltd Bisho...
"23.11.2016 08:38:28" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Festive goodies for serving soldiers courtesy of Barnard Castle Rainbows CHRISTMAS will be just a little bit brighter for some of the UK's soldiers thanks to youngsters from the 2nd Barnard Castle Rainbows. The...
"23.11.2016 08:38:09" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com County's £5.2m to tackle winter weather WITH more than 42,000 tonnes of salt in stock, a fleet of vehicles on standby and hundreds of salt bins in place, civic officials say Coun...
"23.11.2016 08:37:51" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Landowner plans to fix damage to upper Teesdale moor A LANDOWNER is footing the bill to protect an area of upland habitat – despite a cheaper alternative already being approved. Michael Cannon,...
"22.11.2016 20:15:24" Northumbrian Water is investigating reports of discoloured water in Barnard Castle after complaints from residents. The water company has suggested it may be due to the heavy rain yesterday and it will clear through the system. Workmen are also carrying
"22.11.2016 14:59:53" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Remember When: A band for all dales – from Swaledale to Teesdale The sad death of Reeth Brass Band's president, David Allinson, prompted the chairman Irwin Blenkiron, to delve deeper into its past. Using r...
"22.11.2016 14:59:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com County policing with Ron Hogg – November 2016 Throughout this year, I have taken an interest in the effects of the overnight closures of the A1/M on traffic flowing through Barnard Cas...
"22.11.2016 11:00:56" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com This week's Teesdale Mercury front page News that ambulance response times have plummeted in the Durham dales makes our front page this week, along with the court case of ...
"22.11.2016 10:56:49" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's paper are now up online at our dedicated photo website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk including all the fun from the dale's Children in Need fundraising events.
"22.11.2016 08:42:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mixed response to proposals for six homes on former garage site in Bowes PLANS to build six houses on the site of a dilapidated garage have received a mixed reception from its neighbours. Land off The Street, in B...
"22.11.2016 08:42:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Evenwood Gate builder defiant despite court threat AN Evemwood Gate man has vowed not to tear down the home he built without planning permission despite a threat of being hauled before the ...
"22.11.2016 08:41:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com 'Save our village pub' plea from Evenwood councillors THE owner of a village pub should abandon his plans to turn it into apartments and instead give the business another shot, say councillors...
"22.11.2016 08:41:23" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Charity ball in memory of Teesdale farmer 'taken far too soon' Ms Dickson with her father on her wedding day A MOTHER-OF-THREE who lost her father to a heart attack aged just 55 is raising money for ...
"21.11.2016 08:29:11" Andy Grit spreading on the Stang 19.11.16 Super photo of the grit spreading on The Stang.
"21.11.2016 08:28:16" Mike This photo clearly shows the difference in temperature between stang and Barnard Castle, looks like a different world, taken yesterday whilst finding somewhere to build a snowman up in hills, upto a foot deep a few days after it snowedl
"20.11.2016 11:00:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Something for everyone at magical Michaelmas mart Organisers of a Michaelmas Market are aiming to bring a little magic to Christmas shopping when Barnard Castle School hosts artisan and lo...
"20.11.2016 11:00:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Brexit is 'our chance to make farming great' THE farming industry has a “fantastic opportunity” to build a brand new agricultural policy that works for Britain. That was the view of g...
"20.11.2016 10:59:40" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Hutton Magna farm firm AWSM guilty of 'significant pollution' A TEESDALE farmer has admitted polluting fresh water with blood and illegally accepting waste. Adam Metcalfe, owner of Hutton Magna-based AW...
"20.11.2016 10:59:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Village complaints after being left in slow lane of digital superhighway SNAIL-PACED internet connections have left a dale village in a digital hole. Absent broadband in Ovington has been a bugbear of villagers fo...
"18.11.2016 19:12:00" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Award 'well deserved' for inspirational Anita Thompson, from Middleton-in-Teesdale A DALE mum who has used her family's heartache and grief after the death of her son in a horrific car accident in an effort to prevent furt...
"18.11.2016 19:08:50" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale's champions... THE best, the brightest and the bravest were recognised at the inaugural Teesdale Mercury Community Pride awards last week. Champions were...
"18.11.2016 18:56:40" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Middleton school visit by Invictus games medal winner Nav Youngsters in the upper dale were given an inspirational talk by an injured veteran. Invictus Games gold medallist Seveci Navelinikoro, be...
"18.11.2016 16:57:12" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Jailed: Man who robbed Co-op in Middleton-in-Teesdale wearing dress and clown mask A MIDDLETON-in-Teesdale man has been jailed for 20 months after he carried out a robbery wearing a dress and a clown mask. Thomas Prodger...
"18.11.2016 15:24:09" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Follow the leader – Judith hopes to inspire athletes A RETIRED farmer turned running coach has encouraged others to join her after winning a 10k race. Startforth's Judith Rodwell, 66, took up...
"18.11.2016 15:23:42" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cuppa and a cake to help Chris reach £1million by Christmas A GROUP of sixth formers are helping a Barnard Castle charity fundraiser realise his £1million dream. Chris Read, founder of A Smile for a...
"18.11.2016 15:23:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Anger after Gainford left without mobile signal for ten days Residents in Gainford have voiced their frustration after being left without a mobile phone signal for ten days. O2 customers in the villa...
"18.11.2016 15:23:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Ingleton pupils – they're legends in their own lunchtime A COOKBOOK of traditional and popular recipes has been produced as part of a dale primary school's 200th anniversary. Past and present pup...
"18.11.2016 15:22:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com It's a nice day for a mock wedding... Middleton pupils 'tie the knot' FOUR-YEAR-OLDS Philip Robinson and Molly Thornton said “I do” at a mock wedding ceremony last week. But the vicar, Revd Allison Wallbank, ...
"17.11.2016 16:54:06" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle rallies over teaching strike STRIKING teaching assistants in Teesdale who took their protest to the streets of Barnard Castle have been moved to tears by the support o...
"17.11.2016 16:53:46" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Parish aims to solve Ferryman's Cottage mystery A PARISH council wants to turn a ruin into an attraction but is being hampered by a lack of information about it. Mystery surrounds the re...
"17.11.2016 16:53:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle developer hits back at graffiti artist with a grudge VANDALISM of a potentially award-winning housing development in Startforth has been described as disappointing by the developer. It is the... Graffiti artist writes on former White Swan: “Save our historic pubs from parasite developers”
Developer: "Funnily enough, we didn't get any vandals writing on any doors thanking us for transforming the Black Horse in Barney."
"16.11.2016 17:50:36" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Feather or leaf? Either way, county planners have judged this Middleton-in-Teesdale sculpture 'tasteful' and it's here to stay COUNTY officials have given their verdict on a controversial cast iron artwork, describing the piece as “tasteful and well designed” after...
"16.11.2016 17:50:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barningham villagers rally to safeguard their community hub GRANTS and donations will help keep water out of a listed village building. Barningham Village Hall will have its guttering repaired this ...
"16.11.2016 17:49:12" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle to mark 125th anniversary of The Bowes Museum BARNARD Castle Town Council plans to spend £2,000 celebrating the 125th anniversary of The Bowes Museum next year. The cash is included in...
"16.11.2016 17:46:44" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Jazz in the Hall brings New Orleans to Gainford THE sounds of New Orleans will come to Gainford – via Stockton on Tees – this weekend. Bill Goyder and the New Orleans Preservation Jazz B...
"16.11.2016 17:46:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com The Barney Jam will return after successful debut A ONE-day music festival is to return to Barnard Castle in 2017 after a successful launch this year. The Barney Jam saw 21 bands perform ...
"16.11.2016 17:45:55" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Twiddlemuffs are teriffic for coping with dementia RESOUNDING SUCCESS: Teesdale Disability Access Forum trustees Neville and Brenda Singleton along with chief officer Anne Henderson show of...
"15.11.2016 13:09:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com BREAKING: Police hunting stolen vehicles A SPATE of vehicle thefts in Teesdale has led to a call for information from police. Four vehicles have been stolen in the past 48 hours. ... Updated: Mickleton Service Station raided and vehicles stolen
"15.11.2016 11:30:41" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Farm firm AWSM guilty of 'significant pollution' – this week's front page Hutton Magna farm firm AWSM guilty of 'significant pollution' - this week's front page.
"15.11.2016 10:40:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com BREAKING: Police hunting stolen vehicles A SPATE of vehicle thefts in Teesdale has led to a call for information from police. Four vehicles have been stolen in the past 48 hours. ... Police hunting vehicle thieves - updates to follow.
"14.11.2016 08:55:36" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale mum's fight for 'special needs' son A MOTHER has vowed never to give up her fight after the county council refused to fund a special needs school placement which she says is ...
"14.11.2016 08:55:19" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Startforth family raises £5,000 to say thank you to hospital unit A Startforth family have thanked everyone for their generosity after they raised more than £5,000 for a hospital unit that gave their litt...
"14.11.2016 08:54:58" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com GSK expansion will 'future proof' Barnard Castle factory GlaxoSmithKline's multi-million pound site expansion will “future-proof” the Barnard Castle factory if it is given the go ahead. An announ...
"14.11.2016 08:54:40" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle publicans raise a glass to real ale accolade A LANDLORD couple are toasting success after their pub was voted Teesdale's best of the year. The Golden Lion, in Barnard Castle, won the ...
"13.11.2016 18:36:17" twitter.com Alex Metcalfe on Twitter “Few photos from the bowels of Blagraves in Barnard Castle - the basement halls were ruddy huge! #Teesdale https://t.co/FRBI0minaF”
"13.11.2016 16:25:05" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle RUFC go top – weekend sports round up AN excellent 31-13 away win at Northern saw Barnard Castle RUFC go top of Durham/Northumberland division one on Saturday. On the footbal...
"13.11.2016 16:24:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com £1,700 raised for hospice which cared for Helen ABOUT £1,700 has been raised by friends and family members who held a party in memory of a popular Teesdale woman who died after suffering...
"13.11.2016 16:23:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Vital dementia support for forces veteran Sophia A FORCES veteran has thanked a band of charities for providing her with a new laptop. Sophia Krywyszyn, from High Lands, lives with dement...
"13.11.2016 16:23:26" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Accountants' efforts add up to £60,000 for Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK A charitable Teesdale accountancy team have passed the £60,000 milestone with their fundraising efforts for Cancer Research UK. Butler and...
"13.11.2016 16:23:00" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Spellbinding work of handcrafting book lover PEOPLE will get to see first hand the art of book-binding when the Designer Makers Market returns to the Witham, in Barnard Castle, on Nov...
"13.11.2016 15:14:22" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post We didn't forget. A few photos from today's commemoration in Barnard Castle. More in next week's paper.
"12.11.2016 08:51:06" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle Ramblers celebrate 50th anniversary by completing Teesdale Way HALF a century of rambling in Barnard Castle has been marked by walkers completing the entire length of the Teesdale Way over the course o...
"12.11.2016 08:50:51" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Greater needed in how Teesdale cash should be spent PEOPLE in Teesdale are being urged to have a greater say in how a pot of cash is spent. During the past year Teesdale Action Partnership h...
"12.11.2016 08:50:37" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Rare chance to peak inside Barnard Castle's historic masonic hall MIDDLETON-in-Teesdale's used to be a private house; Staindrop's is an old mill building and Bishop Auckland's is a converted picture house...
"12.11.2016 08:50:22" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teenage football star snapped up by Middlesbrough A HARD-WORKING youngster is keeping his feet on the ground after turning pro at a premier league football club. Barnard Castle's James Coo...
"11.11.2016 09:30:38" Timeline Photos The inaugural Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards were held before a packed house at The Witham, in Barnard Castle, last night.
The Mercury was proud to celebrate some of the unsung heroes in our community.
There were some amazing stories to tell and
"11.11.2016 08:33:10" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Family-run West Auckland care home marks 30th birthday A family-run dale nursing home is celebrating after being at the heart of the community for 30 years. Devonshire House, in West Auckland, ...
"11.11.2016 08:32:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Charity housing gets £180,000 eco-upgrade A £180,000 grant has helped refurbish almshouses in Barnard Castle with energy efficiency measures designed to reduce the residents' bills...
"11.11.2016 08:32:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Folk rock star Peter Knight brings Gigspanner to Barnard Castle EX-Steeleye Span star Peter Knight heads to Barnard Castle this weekend. On Saturday, November 12, Peter Knight's Gigspanner bring their s...
"11.11.2016 08:31:58" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Poignant play to be performed at Middleton-in-Teesdale touches on real life rural issues THE first ever play to be staged at the Upper Teesdale Agricultural Support Services base in Middleton-in-Teesdale couldn't be more approp...
"10.11.2016 09:16:31" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale author Anne Fine's new novel is a real Battle of Wills FEW things are more likely to cause trouble in a family than a will that one or another of the beneficiaries reckons to be unfair. And tha...
"10.11.2016 09:16:07" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Nominations sought for sixth annual Teesdale Business Awards Nominations for the sixth annual Teesdale Business Awards are now open. The aim is to celebrate all that is good in Teesdale businesses an...
"10.11.2016 09:15:49" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com A1 builders make up for HGV re-route woes through Barnard Castle THE team working on a project to upgrade the A1 motorway has given something back to Barnard Castle after the town had to cope with late-n...
"10.11.2016 09:15:29" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Family sessions in Evenwood achieve their goal FAMILIES in Evenwood are feeling better than ever thanks to a ten-week programme organised by housing association North Star and Sunderlan...
"09.11.2016 09:08:48" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Rarely seen comedy Some People to be staged by Teesdale Players A rarely performed comedy is to be performed by a dale theatre group. The Teesdale Players will tackle Robert Scott's Some People. Produce...
"09.11.2016 09:08:33" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle swimmers' success at Morpeth A GROUP of disabled swimmers from Barnard Castle have tested their skills in new waters. Members of Teesdale Special Olympics took part in...
"09.11.2016 09:08:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mark's mission to spread the word on apprenticeships across Teesdale THE benefits of apprenticeships to both employers and trainees are being outlined across the dale. Darlington College is offering advice t...
"09.11.2016 09:08:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Pupils record song to help poorly Finley Talented youngsters have hit all the right notes to help a dale father get his five-year-old son to America for life-changing treatment. L...
"08.11.2016 17:19:51" Drivers are being urged to take extra care on motorways and major A roads overnight and tomorrow morning following a severe weather alert for snow.
Highways England has issued an amber 'be aware' alert across the North in response to a Met Office
"08.11.2016 14:43:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cockfield mum completes mountain marathon for Cancer Research UK Kirsty Brien and colleague Matthew Williams A COCKFIELD mum has raised hundreds of pounds for charity after completing her first maratho...
"08.11.2016 14:42:59" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Glaxo staff swap test tubes for paint brushes as part of community project ELBOW grease and a coat of paint courtesy of Barnard Castle's biggest employer helped the town's arts centre. GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) staff ...
"08.11.2016 14:42:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Help at hand to set up your own business Business advice is being offered to individuals interested in becoming their own boss. The free information sessions are being funded by R...
"08.11.2016 14:41:59" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Scary staff on the run for a good cause STAFF from a travel agency in Barnard Castle have taken on the “scary” challenge of completing a marathon on a treadmill in their office i...
"08.11.2016 13:53:30" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com This week's Teesdale Mercury A mother's fight to get her son a place at a special needs school is on the front page of this week's TM, which is out now. We're reportin...
"07.11.2016 14:31:18" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Dispute over opening hours blamed for closure of popular Gainford cafe A POPULAR village coffee shop has been forced to close. The owner of Laurels Coffee Shop, in Gainford, Karen Birch, says she had to call i...
"07.11.2016 14:30:54" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Changes to school transport putting special needs son at risk, claims Cockfield mum A CHANGE in school transport contracts is putting a young person with special needs at risk, it has been claimed. Cockfield mum Lisa Wood ...
"07.11.2016 14:30:33" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale family speaks out after son takes his own life THE family of a teacher who took his own life are urging other young people to talk about depression – amid warnings of a “national crisis...
"07.11.2016 14:30:13" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Vandals attacked Gainford play area for a second time VANDALS have targeted a play area in Gainford for the second time in a matter of months. Equipment at Gainford Adventure Play Area has bee...
"07.11.2016 10:15:06" Timeline Photos THE owners of this stolen quad bike are appealing for people with information to contact the police. The Kawasaki KVF 650 was taken from a property at Gilmonby, near Bowes, on Thursday night.
The owner, Simon Witham, said: "If anyone is offered it,
"06.11.2016 09:10:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com New facilities at Barnard Castle CC make club a home fit for champions TO cap a superb playing season, Barnard Castle Cricket Club's new pavilion was unveiled on Saturday. The building, under construction sinc...
"06.11.2016 09:09:41" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Upper Teesdale's young farmers ponder what the future might hold If you grow up on a farm in upper Teesdale, the assumption is you will follow in the family's footsteps. But is that necessarily the case...
"06.11.2016 09:09:23" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Exhibition is a fitting tribute to one of Teesdale's most revered residents THE life and works of one of Teesdale's most renowned residents – solicitor, writer, illustrator and historian William Hutchinson – is bei...
"06.11.2016 09:08:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Renowned musicians to perform at Barnard Castle School concerts Audiences are invited to enjoy autumn evenings of high quality music as a school's concert series continues to attract renowned musicia...
"05.11.2016 19:58:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bowes FC take the points at Evenwood - Teesdale Saturday sports round-up BOWES FC continued their unbeaten start to the Crook and District League season with a 5-1 dale derby win at Evenwood Town today. The vis...
"05.11.2016 19:16:59" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle quizzers' £4,000 for good causes A SOCIAL club has raised more than £4,000 for worthwhile causes – despite the possibility of a worrying water rates hike. The Great North ...
"05.11.2016 19:16:43" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle's brass trail – wise move or waste of cash? Not a fan – Kevin Roberts A TRAIL of brass plaques directing people to two of Barnard Castle's most iconic tourist attractions has met w...
"05.11.2016 19:16:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Decline in dental services across Teesdale nothing to smile about County councillor Ted Henderson THE NHS has admitted that its dental services in Teesdale have been in decline over the past two years a...
"05.11.2016 19:16:07" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Richard's stunning photo brings Egglestone Abbey into wider focus A PICURE taken by Hutton Magna-based photographer Richard Laidler has been selected by Historic England to bring Egglestone Abbey into a ...
"04.11.2016 10:53:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Work begins on village profile and community plan for Middleton-in-Teesdale Cllr John Boocock WORK to come up with a community plan and village profile for Middleton-in-Teesdale has taken a step forward. The idea...
"04.11.2016 10:53:32" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Dales vet Neville Turner releases his autobiography The life of a rural veterinary surgeon has been revealed in a new book. Our reporter Martin Paul caught up with the author, Neville Turne...
"04.11.2016 10:52:44" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bonfire night celebrations across Teesdale to go with a bang PEOPLE celebrating bonfire night in Teesdale are in for a treat with a choice of top displays to attend. Barnard Castle's event promises t...
"04.11.2016 10:52:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Folk star Jez Lowe's gig launches live shows at new-look Scarth Hall, Staindrop LIVE music comes to Staindrop's new-look Scarth Hall this weekend, when County Durham folk legend Jez Lowe performs on Saturday, November ...
"03.11.2016 14:38:37" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Charity begins at home for fundraiser Pamela A TEESDALE grandmother has raised £1,300 for cancer research by opening up her home. Barnard Castle's Pamela Ashmore hosted more than 60... Amazing efforts as always from Pamela. It's such a worthwhile cause.
"03.11.2016 14:26:23" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle art gallery to be revamped as major town attraction A REVAMPED public art gallery is to be launched in the centre of Barnard Castle. Artists and photographers have long hired space at The Wi... Artists and photographers have long hired space at The Witham's gallery, at the front of the building. Now the art centre's recently appointed visual arts co-ordinator, Sarah Mayhew Craddock, is to curate a series of exhibitions as the centre seeks to
"03.11.2016 14:25:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Friends reunited as Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School fundraising group celebrates IT was a case of friends reunited when a school fundraising group got together. The Friends of Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary and Nursery Sc... IT was a case of friends reunited when a school fundraising group got together.
"02.11.2016 10:39:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Open mic night to raise money for subsidised tickets scheme at The Witham PEOPLE are going to be asked to pay what they think musicians are worth at The Witham, in Barnard Castle – for one night only. Talented mu...
"02.11.2016 10:38:51" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding comes to Hamsterley Village Hall THE audience attending My Big Fat Cowpat Wedding, in Hamsterley, will step through the doors of the village hall to find the venue special...
"02.11.2016 10:38:31" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com MIddleton-in-Teesdale off the at-risk list; rail heritage restored at Etherley HERITAGE experts have praised the turnaround of Middleton-in-Teesdale after last year saying the village was in danger of losing its histo...
"01.11.2016 10:44:43" Timeline Photos All the pictures in this week's paper taken by our staff are now up online at our dedicated photo sales site www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk where you can browse and buy. Highlights this week include a spooktacular Halloween spread from Bowlees and The
"01.11.2016 10:14:15" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale Mercury THIS week's 72-page Teesdale Mercury is packed with news and features, and it's out now. The edition comes with a 20-page rural life suppl...
"01.11.2016 08:35:19" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Spectacular night show 'will be bigger and better' in 2017 A SPECTACULAR night show covering 2,000 years of English history in just 90 minutes is to return for a second season. More than 100,000 pe...
"01.11.2016 08:35:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Experts see Barnard Castle high street as future flood risk area BARNARD Castle has been one of the first towns in the North East to be earmarked for flood action as part of a new scheme. Christopher Bon...
"01.11.2016 08:34:43" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Middleton-in-Teesdale's landmark fountain ruined by 'hideous' street clutter THE best thing to do with an unsightly noticeboard in the centre of an award-winning dale village is to take a chainsaw to it. That was th...
"31.10.2016 08:55:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Long-awaited barn ruling is solution 'everyone will hate' A SOLUTION that “everyone will hate” has been recommended to end a bitter, decade-long dispute in a dale hamlet. An action group in Windm...
"31.10.2016 08:54:43" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Google phone app creates a virtual realtiy Teesdale AN upper dale husband and wife adventure team are to feature in a major Google production which will be seen by millions of people worldwi...
"31.10.2016 08:54:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Row over use of gypsy stop-over site for Barnard Castle bonfire celebrations BARNARD Castle's bonfire night display has had to be moved at the 11th hour – amid claims there has been no time to consult with gypsies w...
"30.10.2016 14:48:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Monthly Barnard Castle Farmers' Market set to go with a bang (er)... and mash BARNARD Castle farmers market on Saturday, November 5, will have a bangers and mash theme to celebrate Bonfire Night. Market manager Katri...
"30.10.2016 14:48:18" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com New chapter beckons for Blagraves, Barnard Castle's most historic house Restaurant owners Ken and Elizabeth Marley are selling up after 28 years at the oldest property in Barnard Castle. Ken told Alex Metcalfe a...
"30.10.2016 14:47:55" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Andrew's mision to track down descendants of Boer War prisoner HELP is being sought to track down the family of a prisoner from the Boer War. Builder William Foster found an army dog tag with the name ...
"29.10.2016 18:26:29" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Guitar made from an old wine box boosts Teesdale musician's charity night A CHARITY night organised by a dale musician as a thank-you to an air ambulance crew for coming to his aid after a serious motorbike crash...
"29.10.2016 18:26:13" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Flagship Teesdale community complex is changing with the times The Hub youth centre opened in Barnard Castle to great fanfare six years ago this month. It's battled back from a financial abyss and rei...
"29.10.2016 18:25:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Photographers went chasing Teesdale's waterfalls for competition THE winners of a photo competition, launched to coincide with an acclaimed art installation, have been announced and the standard of entri...
"28.10.2016 07:52:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Extra lights will add sparkle to Barnard Castle's festive season AN extra event and an expanded array of Christmas lights look bound for Barnard Castle. Members of the town council and volunteers at Barn...
"28.10.2016 07:51:41" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Envrionment award for Barnard Castle's Veg Out scheme A GROUP of guerrilla gardeners from Barnard Castle has scooped a prestigious environmental award for the second year on the trot. Veg Out ...
"28.10.2016 07:51:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Visit County Durham hopes to lure tourists to Teesdale – with a little help from adventurer Ben Fogle Visitors are being encouraged to follow in the footsteps of adventurer Ben Fogle, as a new national marketing campaign is launched to prom...
"27.10.2016 07:51:15" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Village group looking to acquire former MIddleton-in-Teesdale ambulance station A COMMUNITY group is in a race against time to save a former ambulance station and turn it into a business start-up unit. Middleton-in-Tee...
"27.10.2016 07:49:29" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Public invited to gave their say on £80m Glaxo plans Residents of Barnard Castle are being invited to have their say on the planned designs for Glaxo's £80million site expansion. Earlier this...
"27.10.2016 07:48:58" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Marathon man Allen raises £5,000 for Great North Air Ambulance A 78-YEAR-OLD former churchwarden has raised more than £5,000 for charity by completing his tenth consecutive half marathon. Copley's Alle...
"26.10.2016 08:08:39" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Piano star Gavin Povey's return to Mickleton promises to hit all the right notes STAR piano player and singer Gavin Povey, who has supported legendary music-makers of all styles, is now blazing his own trail and will em...
"26.10.2016 08:08:14" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Clash of culture and comedy sure to raise a laugh in barnard Castle this weekend CULTURE and comedy clash head on later this month when Tim FitzHigham brings his show Will Kempe – Shakespeare's Stand-up to The Witham, i...
"26.10.2016 08:06:51" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Racing ahead with plans for Hamsterley Forest bike park A DOUBLE world champion has taken the reins at his childhood mountain bike course. World number one Danny Hart is the new owner of Hamster...
"25.10.2016 19:22:27" Andy A curtain of Autumn Colour. As I was driving home this stand of poplars in the afternoon sun caught my eye so just had to stop and take a shot of them. Another stunning photo of Teesdale by Andy Beck.Taken this evening.
"25.10.2016 15:16:32" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com This week's TM - out now This week's TM is now out and here are some of the stories making the paper: Barnard Castle's bonfire night has been moved at th...
"25.10.2016 08:22:38" youtube.com Vikings 2016 NES Pyro 2016 Bonfire Night Display Fantastic preview of Barney's bonfire night
"25.10.2016 08:00:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cleatlam residents question sale of their 'priceless' village green Residents have voiced concerns after discovering their “priceless” village green is up for sale. The Lordship of Cleatlam has been put on...
"25.10.2016 07:59:40" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Construction of Barnard Castle's 999 hub 'causing accidents' PEOPLE in Barnard Castle claim construction of a new 999 emergency centre is causing accidents. Residents say least three vehicles have be...
"25.10.2016 07:59:19" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Montalbo's citizen scientists look into decline of birds A GROUP of determined school pupils braved the rain to act as citizen scientists and collect important data about bugs. The children from ...
"25.10.2016 07:56:20" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com No pulling the wool over pupils' eyes about life on the farm CHILDREN from Woodland Primary School got to know more about life on the farm during a visit to Middleton-in-Teesdale Auction Mart. Organi...
"24.10.2016 13:00:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Planned closure of HSBC branch in Barnard Castle 'will hit older people and harm our town' THE imminent closure of a high street bank in Barnard Castle has been described as a bad mistake and a knock for rural customers. While HS...
"24.10.2016 13:00:27" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Village green access dispute in Whorlton heads to court BATTLE lines have been drawn in a bitter access dispute between a landowner and a parish council. A public meeting heard how landowner Jil...
"24.10.2016 13:00:05" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle Memorial tree helps pay tribute to loved ones A MEMORIAL message tree to commemorate loved ones has received a £500 boost. The Friends of the Richardson Hospital has given funding for ...
"24.10.2016 12:59:42" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale entrepreneurs' cafe empire expands into Weardale DALE entrepreneurs who have brewed up two successful businesses in the upper dale have now opened their third cafe in less than two years....
"23.10.2016 18:27:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle pupils' poetry that's fit for the Queen Poetry composed by children in Barnard Castle has been given the royal seal of approval. Youngsters at Montalbo Primary School wrote to th...
"23.10.2016 18:26:49" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Historians, knights and the relics of Teesdale's lost heritage What do a group of knights, an old barn and a threshing machine have in common? Editor Trevor Brookes catches up with amateur historian Jo...
"23.10.2016 18:26:27" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Youth group's poignant project to remember those who served in Great War THE part played by dale folk in the First World War will be remembered forever thanks to a recently completed project. Dubbed Always Remem...
"23.10.2016 18:25:42" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Marwood photographer's images capture presigious award A FORMER mechanic has won a prestigious award for his landscape and weather photographs after swapping his spanners for a camera. David Fo...
"23.10.2016 08:18:06" FIRE crews are dealing with a barn fire in the Butterknowle area this morning.
County Durham's fire brigade says the blaze involves 150 tonnes of hay and straw. Four fire appliances have been at the scene.
"22.10.2016 16:43:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Saturday sports update – cup joy for football teams; league win for Barney RUFC There were some excellent performances from the dale's sports teams this afternoon. Barnard Castle RUFC ran out 30-15 winners against Midd...
"22.10.2016 16:32:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Experts' warning to motorists against using 'back road to Brough' in bad weather David Stewart and Peter Miller, from Kirkby Stephen MRT A SEARCH and rescue team has warned drivers not put themselves at risk in the co...
"22.10.2016 16:31:43" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Stainton's Charlotte impresses at Horse of the Year Show A TALENTED young rider has done Teesdale proud at the nation's biggest horse show. Charlotte Martin, from Stainton Village, was the highes...
"22.10.2016 16:31:21" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale farmers flock to sheep industry update AN evening to ensure dale farmers are up-to-date with current industry issues attracted an audience of more than 80 to Middleton-in-Teesda...
"22.10.2016 16:31:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Eggleston driver crowned North of England Tarmac champion A TEESDALE driver has won the North of England Tarmac Rally Championship after the final round of racing earlier this month. Alistair Hutc...
"21.10.2016 18:50:49" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Katie unveils new-look chippie in Barnard Castle town centre Steve Barker and daughter Katie at their chippy A Barnard Castle fish and chip shop has undergone a complete rebranding after coming und...
"21.10.2016 18:50:17" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Ploughers aim for precision at annual Ewe Bank match MORE than 20 tractors from yesteryear converged on Teesdale for the sixth annual Ewe Bank Vintage Ploughing Match. Ploughmen came from...
"21.10.2016 18:49:24" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Fury over dog mess left on Cockfield recreation area IRRESPONSIBLE dog owners in a dale village could face fines of up to £1,000 if they refuse to clean up after their pets. Fed up parish cou...
"21.10.2016 18:48:50" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Further frustration as Barnard Castle Market Cross is damaged again Campaigners are to put more pressure on authorities to prevent further damage to a Teesdale heritage landmark. This repeated call for acti...
"21.10.2016 18:48:20" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Andrew steps up to dream job as head gamekeeper at Raby Estates FEW people get to turn their hobby into their dream job, but Raby Estate's new head gamekeeper is one of those people. Andrew Hyslop's lov...
"21.10.2016 18:42:47" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Viking longboat to go up in flames at Barney's bonfire BURNING AMBITION: Martin Bacon with the longboat BARNARD Castle's bonfire night is to undergo a major overhaul, with i... Can't wait for this! The event's now at Streatlam. Full details in next week's paper.
"21.10.2016 07:54:08" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Bowes pre-school's 'use it or lose it' warning A PRE-SCHOOL leader has warned of disaster for south Teesdale communities if it cannot attract more children. Jane Ascroft, chairwoman of ...
"21.10.2016 07:53:47" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barningham bright spark Jay hatches a winning idea A young Teesdale entrepreneur's company which provides Mandarin-speaking guides for Chinese tourists visiting Britain has been named one o...
"21.10.2016 07:53:28" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mum to speak on son's fatal car crash as part of driver safety campaign THE brave mother of a Teesdale man who died in a car crash is again helping young people become safer drivers by reliving his tragic story...
"21.10.2016 07:53:02" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Whorlton exhibition will showcase talents of amateur artists AN exhibition showcasing the creative talents of a group of amateur artists is to open this weekend. Whorlton Art Group and Staindrop Art ...
"20.10.2016 08:08:36" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Barnard Castle town councillors to host first fact finding surgery PEOPLE'S queries and worries about Barnard Castle are being sought for a new fact Town councillor Emma Rowell finding surgery. Barnard ...
"20.10.2016 08:08:09" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Cash lifeline to safguard Barnard Castle-based mental health charity A MENTAL health support group has receiving cash to cover their costs for the next two years. The Sufferers, Overcomers and Supporters (SO...
"20.10.2016 08:07:20" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Social enterprise Warm Age Wood Company moves into Barnard Castle town centre shop A UNIQUE social enterprise in Teesdale has taken the bold step up from market stall to high street shop. The Warm Age Wood Company, which ...
"20.10.2016 08:06:57" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Hamsterley Primary School's global outlook wins British Council award A TEESDALE school's commitment to learning about the wider world has been honoured with a top accolade. Hamsterley Primary School was awar...
"19.10.2016 08:03:03" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com After £500,000 revamp, Staindrop has its hall for all STAINDROP'S Scarth Memorial Hall has been re-opened after a massive overhaul. The 150-year-old hall, which was closed for several months w...
"19.10.2016 08:02:45" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Toft Hill residents launch community speedwatch group to monitor A68 traffic A TRAFFIC hotspot on the A68 will be well monitored thanks to the launch of a community speedwatch group. Volunteers from Toft Hill and E...
"19.10.2016 08:02:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale-based coming-of-age film to be premiered in Barnard Castle A FEATURE film set in and around Barnard Castle will be screened for the first time at The Witham this month. Produced by Ambitious Motion...
"19.10.2016 08:02:04" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Teesdale accountant made a Freeman of London in rare honour A TEESDALE accountant now has the right to carry a naked sword in London. Copley's Glynis Catterson has worked at S&A Builders Merchants i...
"18.10.2016 15:01:25" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Mickleton youngster refuses to let disability get in his way A Mickleton youngster who is determined not to let anything get in his way has raised more than £400 for charity. Ethan Fletcher, 8, suffe...
"18.10.2016 14:03:39" Timeline Photos TEESDALE MERCURY WEBSITE
As regular online readers will have seen, we have been experiencing serious problems with our website. As a temporary solution while a new site is developed, we have launched www.teesdalemercury.blogspot.co.uk which will feature
"18.10.2016 13:40:56" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Special status for Barningham's Milbank Arms pub STILL GOING: Neil Turner ONE of Britain's quirkiest pubs has been given special protection. The Milbank Arms, in Barningham, is one of n...
"18.10.2016 13:38:06" teesdalemercury.blogspot.com Castle Players' leading ladies to stage Cagebirds A VISIT to see her daughter on stage inspired Castle Players artistic director Mary Stastny to bring an allegorical one-act play to Teesda...
"18.10.2016 09:22:47" Timeline Photos In this week's paper, the planned closure of HSBC's Barnard Castle branch has been described as a hammer blow for rural customers.
Parents dropping off pupils at Staindrop Primary School are being asked to abide by a travel plan after fears were raised
"18.10.2016 09:12:59" Timeline Photos All our pictures from this week's paper are now up online at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk to browse and buy, including a nice selection of Montalbo Primary's citizen scientists...
"13.10.2016 19:35:18" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post A few photos from the launch of Teesdale artist Steve Messam's project to turn barns at Bowlees into waterfalls by using lighting and video footage. You can see them lit up on Friday, Saturday and Sunday after dusk - and the same days the following
"11.10.2016 10:43:10" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's Teesdale Mercury are now up on our dedicated photographic website to browse and buy, including stunning images of the Ewe Bank Vintage Ploughing Match. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"11.10.2016 10:35:11" Timeline Photos Another busy week at Mercury towers with plenty in this week's paper, including:
A call for "fair play" over the sale of the former field studies centre in Middleton-in-Teesdale;
Find out what's going up in flames at this year's Barney bonfire;
"11.10.2016 09:41:45" We're having a few technical problems with our website at the moment, so if anyone wants to send us any information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us instead of going through the website. You can also send a message via
"10.10.2016 11:45:37" Timeline Photos European eagle owl goes missing in Teesdale – owner desperate to get it back, police say it could try to take a cat or small dog if it gets desperate enough
A LARGE European eagle owl has gone missing in Teesdale – and police say if it becomes hungry it
"07.10.2016 08:05:59" Egglestone Abbey Bridge near Barnard Castle will be closed for repairs on Sunday, October 9. Durham County Council is carrying out work on the historic structure which has been hit a number of times in recent months by lorries. Diversions will be in
"07.10.2016 07:29:07" The A66 is closed eastbound between the A67 at Bowes and Scotch Corner following a crash involving a car and a lorry.
Emergency services are at the scene near Gilling West. North Yorkshire Police said the road would be shut for some time.
"05.10.2016 14:27:39" The Great North Air Ambulance's Guardian of the North helicopter landed at Barnard Castle Cricket Club shortly before 1pm after being called to assist the North East Ambulance Service with a patient who had a leg injury. The woman,who is described as
"04.10.2016 09:38:03" Timeline Photos This week, we're announcing the lucky couple who have won a wedding at Lartington Hall worth £10,000. We've got a full interview with Lisa Clement and James Layton, from Barnard Castle, who got the most votes in the competition, run by the Teesdale
"03.10.2016 16:00:31" Timeline Photos All the photos from our First Class supplement are now uploaded on www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
"30.09.2016 17:42:51" Great North Air Ambulance Service A family who survived a horrific car crash are planning their next fundraising drive for the charities which supported them.
Jack and Sophie Handyside, from Butterknowle, County Durham, suffered life-changing injuries in the collision on the A688 on A fantastic cause!
"28.09.2016 07:30:35" Timeline Photos All last week's photos in the TM are now available to browse and buy at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk . They include everything from Eggleston Show to in-bloom awards.
"27.09.2016 20:15:38" Timeline Photos THE biggest mountain rescue operation in the Lunedale area for years ended well after a grouse beater was found by search teams after going missing for 24 hours.
The drama began when fellow grouse beaters raised the alarm at about 3pm on Monday on Warcop
"27.09.2016 19:37:05" Timeline Photos Artists told to resubmit planning application for cast iron feather that's been built 40cm too tall
"27.09.2016 19:36:14" Timeline Photos A full-filled and marvellous Dahl day at Startforth School
"27.09.2016 19:35:13" Timeline Photos Bloomin' wonderful, Middleton-in-Teesdale achieves its gold ambition
"27.09.2016 13:52:00" Timeline Photos A PHOTO competition is being launched to celebrate Teesdale's waterfalls – big and small – ahead of the launch of a major outdoor artwork.
Teesdale artist Steve Messam will transform three whitewashed barns into an artwork called Waterfall, which will run
"27.09.2016 12:00:00" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury includes our annual supplement containing dozens of photos from new starters at schools and nurseries across the Teesdale area.
Here are some of the headlines making the main paper.
A Teesdale father is campaigning to get his
"27.09.2016 08:38:10" Timeline Photos Here's the front cover of our new starters pullout which has 11 pages of photos. Available in this week's Teesdale Mercury, out today
The list includes:
Green Lane school and nursery
Hamsterley school and nursery
Oakley Cross, West
"24.09.2016 15:00:34" Timeline Photos The last of Teesdale's agricultural shows for 2016 was held at Langdon Beck today – small but perfectly formed. Here, upper dale farmer Tom Hutchinson shows his ewe to the judges. See next week's paper for report and pictures
"23.09.2016 14:27:40" Timeline Photos UPDATED: Man carries out a robbery at the Co-op in Middleton-in-Teesdale wearing a dress, clown mask and washing-up gloves. He assaulted a shop worker after being challenged. Locals have described the crime as "sick".
"22.09.2016 18:24:15" Timeline Photos "I thought, I can't fall off, I've got a wedding to go to."
Meet the 72-year-old who climbed the hair-raising Sharp Edge in the Lake District
See more at:
"22.09.2016 18:19:45" Timeline Photos It's one of the most beautiful places to fish in England but...
Barnard Castle Angling Club is mystified by a sudden drop in membership
- See more at:
"20.09.2016 13:41:16" Timeline Photos It's Tuesday at Teesdale Mercury towers - and that can only mean one thing in our offices - a peep into the past for our history page, which we start putting together about now each week. This is a cracking photo we thought we'd share
"20.09.2016 12:32:25" Timeline Photos Don't forget, this week's paper includes a free 64-page glossy magazine
"20.09.2016 12:31:30" Timeline Photos Here's what the front of our Eggleston Show supplement looks like. Eight pages packed with photos and results. With this week's edition
"20.09.2016 12:30:39" Timeline Photos The front page of our special souvenir pullout celebrating Barnard Castle Cricket Club's historic league win. In this week's paper
"20.09.2016 12:29:14" Timeline Photos Divided: Boundary changes would split our dale in two...
This week's front page is about the plans announced by the boundary commission which will see people living the same street represented by different MPs.
In this week's paper, we've also got an
"18.09.2016 12:15:41" This week we'll be puting together our eight-page pullout of school starters which will be out on Weds, September 28. We've got some lovely photos - looking forward with sharing them all.
"16.09.2016 19:35:11" Timeline Photos Two years ago Barnard Castle resident Helen Holmes was left brain damaged by diabetes. She died in a hospice last month. In this touching obituary, her family pay tribute to her
"15.09.2016 10:01:05" Timeline Photos This week's TM also includes an eight-page pullout packed with photos and results from Bowes Show.
"14.09.2016 20:50:55" Ahead of this morning's public meeting where Durham County Council met to decide the future of Startforth Morritt Primary School, we ran an editorial comment in the paper.
We're sad to say things panned out as predicted – there was no searching debate on
"14.09.2016 12:57:05" Timeline Photos PASSIONATE PLEA TO SAVE STARTFORTH SCHOOL FELL ON DEAF EARS
STARTFORTH Morritt Primary School's days have been numbered after councillors unanimously voted to close it today – despite pleas from the community.
Durham County Council's cabinet agreed to
"14.09.2016 11:59:12" Timeline Photos Here's a photo we took of Startforth school yesterday when it held a Roald Dahl day – just one of many examples of the fantastic rural school it is. As we've been reporting in this week's paper, another 40 homes are being planned for Startforth to go
"14.09.2016 09:31:05" Bad news. Durham Council Council's cabinet has just voted to close Startforth School in December. More to follow.
"13.09.2016 21:02:59" Julian Taken by iPad this evening, been a great show. Fantastic photo from tonight's storm.
"13.09.2016 07:57:36" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury sees the launch of voting for our Win a Wedding Competition with a cut-out voting coupon.
We're profiling the six finalists vying to win a dream wedding worth £10,000 at Lartington Hall.
Please note: There is already high
"12.09.2016 17:59:32" Andy Reporter on the prowl ;) :) Our man Martin Paul at Bowes Show
"10.09.2016 06:46:16" Timeline Photos Bowes showfield is looking glorious this morning ahead of the big day. This one was taken by the organisers.
"09.09.2016 21:21:23" Timeline Photos A TEESDALE man has swapped motorbikes for music after suffering devastating injuries in a horrific crash.
Kev Pattison now plans to raise money for the lifesavers who came to his aid at a special gig in October. - See more at:
"09.09.2016 21:20:30" Timeline Photos THE future of Teesdale's nearest urgent care centre is in doubt because of a health shake-up.
However, chiefs have promised an improved NHS 111 phoneline after widespread claims from people in Teesdale and the rest of the county that it was a “waste of
"09.09.2016 20:38:35" Timeline Photos It's the second Saturday in September and that means it's Bowes Agricultural Show. Look out for our Mercury men on the spot Martin Paul and Stuart Laundy. You can't miss them - they'll be armed with a notebook and camera. This was the scene last year when
"09.09.2016 08:29:25" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Brignall Banks – one of Teesdale's special places. A few photos and a brief potted history...
SOME of the first tourists to Teesdale went not to High Force but to Brignall Banks.
The wooded glen on the River Greta was immortalised by Sir Walter Scott in
"09.09.2016 07:57:52" twitter.com Martin Rogers on Twitter “A little bit of early sun in Teesdale today! @NorthPennAONB @ThisisDurham and https://t.co/esWcPZgqyd” Just superb! A few photos taken by Middleton-in-Teesdale's Martin Rogers
"06.09.2016 13:19:28" Timeline Photos This week's paper also includes our monthly Farm and Country supplement featuring a preview of the dale's agricultural shows and much more besides
"06.09.2016 13:13:56" Timeline Photos And all the pictures from this week's paper are now up online to browse and buy at our dedicated website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk including those from last weekend's produce shows...
"06.09.2016 13:10:12" Timeline Photos Plenty going on in this week's 64-page paper
"04.09.2016 15:39:03" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post To Barningham and then Staindrop for produce and leeks this afternoon. More stunning entries - here are a couple from the floral classes. Pictures and reports in this coming week's paper.
"03.09.2016 16:06:13" Timeline Photos Some lovely produce on view at Cotherstone's annual show this afternoon. Report and pix next week. In the meantime, here's Roy Siswick receiving his trophy from Karolina Szyluk for the best in flowers
"03.09.2016 12:26:46" Timeline Photos It's the Barney Jam around town today - here's Andy Yeadon and Moray Nellis kicking things off at the Commercial a little earlier. 21 musicians and bands playing at seven venues around town all day and into the night.
"02.09.2016 09:47:21" ***NOMINATE YOUR UNSUNG HERO NOW***
PEOPLE have only two weeks left to nominate local champions, unsung heroes and great organisations for the Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards.
The awards aim to recognise people in Teesdale who go out of their way
"31.08.2016 20:23:39" Timeline Photos Land Rover out, Ford Ranger in... Durham Police has a rethink of the 4x4 needed in rural areas like Teesdale.
A spokesman said: "This is a Ford Ranger, a recent addition to the force fleet. It will be used mainly in our rural areas and will be especially
"30.08.2016 13:52:50" twitter.com Jack Boothby on Twitter “Barnard Castle | Teesdale feel free to share the beauty of England's historic towns! #drone #photography #castle” Not a bad view!
"30.08.2016 11:00:00" Timeline Photos This week's TM - the Staindrop student who got 13 A-star grades at GCSE, Barney Cricket Club on the brink of a historic title and the guitar maker who is holding a special gig to thank
"27.08.2016 13:04:15" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post TOP CATS ARE FELINE FINE
Nearly 250 pampered pussycats have gone on show in Barnard Castle.
The championship cat show, organised by Teesside and Cumberland cat clubs, is being held today at Teesdale Leisure Centre, in Barnard Castle.
Pedigree breeds have
"25.08.2016 13:49:34" Andy Low over Lartington. Members of Bowes Club on board.
"25.08.2016 12:42:43" Timeline Photos The family of a keen motorcyclist who died after a road collision in Teesdale yesterday morning have spoken of his life-long passion for bikes.
Eric Winn, 72, died after his Suzuki GSF 1200 machine collided with a Mazda car on an un-named road between
"24.08.2016 14:28:28" BIKER KILLED IN DALE ROAD CRASH
A motorcyclist has died after his bike was in a collision with a car on a rural road in Teesdale this morning.
The incident happened at about 10.30am in the village of Woodland. The vehicles involved were a Mazda car and
"23.08.2016 13:03:34" Timeline Photos We've been busy out and about again – produce shows, village fairs, holiday fun, sports events and much more – and all our photos from this week's paper are now up online to browse and buy. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"23.08.2016 09:49:30" This week is your last chance to enter our competition to win a wedding at Lartington Hall worth a whopping £10,000
WHAT YOU CAN WIN
The winners get the private and exclusive use of Lartington Hall and its gardens. This includes the use of the Old
"23.08.2016 09:21:37" Timeline Photos IT'S another news-packed Teesdale Mercury, out in the shops today.
Here are some of the headlines:
Police to tackle speeding drivers through Startforth.
Meet the daredevil retiree who raised £1,500 by being strapped to a biplane.
Roll up, roll up – and
"20.08.2016 17:25:43" Timeline Photos Lovely afternoon visiting Dalton and Gayles Show and Gainford Show. Some magnificent produce on show. Reports, pictures and results from both in next week's paper. Meanwhile, enjoy Susan Anderson's lilies which were among a strong flower section at Dalton
"20.08.2016 08:55:07" Timeline Photos If you are a keen gardener with an hour or two to spare on Sunday (21st), this will interest you - it's stunning and you can visit as part of the open gardens scheme
"18.08.2016 12:13:39" Timeline Photos REPAIRS TO EGGLESTONE ABBEY BRIDGE
The Abbey Bridge will be closed for for four days for essential repairs this weekend.
The repairs are needed after the bridge was repeatedly hit by vehicles a small number of times in recent months.
The bridge, which
"17.08.2016 08:10:59" Timeline Photos All our pictures from this week's Teesdale Mercury are now up online to browse and buy, including all the summer events we've called by to see. Go to our dedicated photo site www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk and have a look
"16.08.2016 10:45:39" Timeline Photos Another busy week at Mercury towers. Here's what's making the news...
"14.08.2016 14:10:27" Timeline Photos Great fun at Eggleston for the sheep racing this afternoon. Massive crowd to see Sheargar winning the first race! Loads more pictures in this coming week's paper
"13.08.2016 16:55:30" Timeline Photos BARNEY CC GO MARCHING
The NYSD top of the table clash between Barney and Marske was over in a flash with Barney thrashing their under strength opponents by nine wickets. Star of the show again was Karl Turner (pictured reverse sweeping) with four wickets
"09.08.2016 12:20:32" Timeline Photos Paper's packed full of pictures this week – from Middleton Carnival and the Stephen Mitchell Memorial Shoot to all the summer holiday activities going on up and down the dale such as the bug hunt at Bowlees. You can browse and buy them at out dedicated
"09.08.2016 12:18:01" Timeline Photos It's been another busy week. Here's what's making the news... http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/in-this-week-s-64-page-teesdale-mercury#sthash.KKUQBKFc.dpbs
"09.08.2016 12:16:53" Timeline Photos Don't miss August's 24-page Farm and Country Monthly supplement which comes as part of this week's paper
"08.08.2016 06:56:21" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Barningham Cricket Club on winning the Darlington and District Cricket League's Cec Leece Trophy with a comprehensive victory against Haughton at Barton on Sunday. Full report and pictures in this week's paper.
"05.08.2016 14:40:16" This just in from Durham County Council...
Road resurfacing work is to be carried out at Barnard Castle.
Durham County Council is to resurface the A67 junction of Bede Road and Harmire Road, with work to begin on Saturday 6 August and expected to last
"05.08.2016 12:41:11" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post WIN A WEDDING WORTH £10,000 AT LARTINGTON HALL
Struggling to choose that perfect venue for your big day? If it's a luxury countryside hideaway that you had in mind, look no further than Lartington Hall, where your wedding day really will be a dream come
"04.08.2016 07:28:55" Timeline Photos Don't forget to nominate someone for the Teesdale Mercury Community Pride Awards 2016.
An awards night presentation will be held at The Witham Hall in November to celebrate our unsung heroes. All we need is your nominations.
"02.08.2016 14:05:37" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury front page
Here are some of the headlines:
"27.07.2016 08:17:13" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle CC, Barningham CC and Raby CastleCC are all in the running honour as various cup competitions reach their climaxs. Here's a pic of Barney's Jack Robinson, who took four wickets in last night's NYSD 15/15 win against
"27.07.2016 08:13:56" Timeline Photos Jobs boost as Glaxo invests £92million at its plant in Barnard Castle.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/jobs-boost-as-glaxo-invests-%C2%A392million-at-glaxo-in-barnard-castle#sthash.qLO9U88H.dpuf
"26.07.2016 17:23:27" Anyone lost a racing pigeon? Blue ring. NEHU2016 DC3838. Last digit may be wrong. It won't stand still! Please share so we can try to reunite it with its owner and before the cats try to catch it!
"26.07.2016 10:38:49" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury includes an eight-page special supplement celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Dales Ponies - Teesdale's native breed. We've got lots of photos, features, history and a guide to centenary events taking place in Teesdale in
"26.07.2016 10:19:32" Timeline Photos AWARDS WILL RECOGNISE THE UNSUNG HEROES OF OUR DALE - GET NOMINATING NOW!
THE Teesdale Mercury is planning the biggest celebration of community champions ever held in the dale.
The Teesdale Mercury's Community Pride Awards are being launched this
"26.07.2016 09:55:31" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post A bit of catching up to do this morning, but all our pictures from the last couple of weeks are now up on our dedicated photo website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk where you can browse and buy images from the paper. This includes the second
"26.07.2016 09:54:08" Timeline Photos Sadness as Radio Teesdale closes after running out of money... and the farm firm facing criminal charges.
What's making the news this week.
See more at:
"23.07.2016 08:31:53" twitter.com Mandy Watson on Twitter “Don't miss TM Magazine in today's @teesdalemercury: £200 family ticket #competitions, keep kids occupied. #teesdale” £200 of family tickets for great days out up for grabs in this week's TM Magazine, free with this week's paper
"19.07.2016 11:34:46" Timeline Photos Police condemn actions of young people who climbed to top of castle... what's making the news this week - See more at:
"14.07.2016 11:10:17" Meeting in Barnard Castle tonight to discuss changes to regions hospitals
DARLINGTON Memorial Hospital could be downgraded – or enhanced – by health bosses who want to provide specialist emergency care at fewer sites.
It could mean people in rural
"12.07.2016 19:27:24" Timeline Photos Brass in the Park came to The Bowes Museum tonight as part of the Big Brass Bash – the Durham Brass Festival 2016. Serving up some superb entertainment were the likes of Les Bomb'Z Atomic and Funky Style Brass who went down really well with those who
"12.07.2016 12:02:35" Timeline Photos This week's front page is the latest from Startforth School – Durham County Council has issued formal closure notices but there's hope that the school will be saved through a plan that's being drawn up.
Here's what else is making the news:
"11.07.2016 19:27:51" Timeline Photos A spoonful of sugar...
We've just gone to the printers with two pages packed with photos from Staindrop Carnival - but there are so many pictures we'll be printing a few more the week after too. Here's another one to show you what's in store.
"09.07.2016 14:06:16" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Oompa loompa doompety doo, we've got photos of Staindrop Carnival for you...
The rain held off for a colourful Staindrop Carnival this afternoon. We've got dozens of great pictures, including many group photos of fancy dress entries, for next week's
"08.07.2016 12:36:06" Timeline Photos THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY STARTS HERE
We're barely half way through the cricket season, but the draw has been made for the extra preliminary round of the 2016/17 FA Cup, with teams in the draw still six games away from the first round proper (excluding
"07.07.2016 18:55:21" Timeline Photos BARNEY CC AT THE DOUBLE
Barnard Castle CC II made it two cup final wins out of two after trouncing Guisborough CC at Vere Road in the final of the Readman Cup tonight. The visitors were skittled for just 59 - three wickets for Tom Merryweather and four
"05.07.2016 12:53:29" Timeline Photos It's another busy paper this week - here are a few of the headlines making the news:
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/what-s-inside-this-week-s-new-packed-tm#sthash.M0MdfvG6.dpuf
"03.07.2016 10:36:31" Timeline Photos Well done to Evenwood CC who defeated Durham Cricket League Div 2 leaders Murton to go top at the half way point in the season. Read how they did it in this week's Mercury - it's fair to say Mairaj Khan played his part in the comprehensive win...
"02.07.2016 18:34:53" Timeline Photos A TEESDALE paramedic has raised more than £1,600 for charity after taking gold in her first “Ironman” triathlon.
Barnard Castle's Sarah Smith completed the gruelling Lakesman swim, cycle and run in Cumbria coming home in a time of 10 hours 56 minutes and
"02.07.2016 18:22:05" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post There can't be too many better places to play a game of cricket on a summer's afternoon than Aldbrough St John. We were along for the game against Barningham. Full round up and more pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury
"02.07.2016 17:44:03" Timeline Photos Lovely day at Toft Hill and Etherley fete today. Evil Doctor looks less than impressed though! Pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury
"01.07.2016 08:05:51" Timeline Photos The Somme 100 years on: We will remember them...
Gainford held a special service this morning with a silence at 7.28am.
Exactly a century before the Allied guns fell silent as the troops waited to go over the
"30.06.2016 19:02:03" 'Elf and safety gone mad?
'We won't let you put up a life-saving defibrillator on the wall because a child may bump their head on it,' says council.
Christine Mitchell's late husband, Stephen, died suddenly in 2010, aged 52. A memorial fund set up in
"30.06.2016 18:55:37" Timeline Photos Fred, 90, forsakes birthday gifts to help cancer charity
"30.06.2016 18:54:46" ROAD surveys have shown that 85 per cent of motorists go too fast through a dale village.
"30.06.2016 18:54:06" Timeline Photos THE curlew is the sound of an upland summer in Teesdale. But a nature conservation organisation says it may soon become extinct
"30.06.2016 18:22:31" Timeline Photos Teesdale's MP: Why I've joined Labour rebels over Jeremy Corbyn.
MP Helen Goodman, who represents Teesdale and the Bishop Auckland constituency, has stated her case of why she is joining the other Labour MPs who are opposing the Labour leader.
"29.06.2016 13:52:44" POLICE are seeking witnesses after a pick-up truck was stolen from Jersey Farm Hotel near Barnard Castle earlier this afternoon.
A silver Nissan Navara with a white roof was reported stolen at
"29.06.2016 10:03:35" Timeline Photos All our photos from the 1940s weekend in Barnard Castle – along with dozens more from this week's paper – are now up online to browse and buy at our dedicated photo website www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
"28.06.2016 11:52:00" Timeline Photos Police investigate allegations of assault during village cricket match
Here's what else is making the news in this week's TM, out today:
"28.06.2016 09:50:25" Timeline Photos The Teesdale Mercury wants your marvellous stories for its Roald Dahl-inspired writing competition.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/summer-of-stories-challenge-%e2%80%93-can-you-compose-a-short-story-for-kids#sthash.vatpNrVW.dpuf
"28.06.2016 09:46:45" The Witham We are delighted that our friends at Teesdale Mercury are running an Adults Writing for Children Competition as part of #summerofstories, to be judged by the wonderful children's author Anne Fine and supported by Radio Teesdale.
Deadline for entries is It's time to get creative, we've launched a writing competition for adults who are encouraged to pen short stories for kids.
"21.06.2016 14:01:28" Timeline Photos Another busy old week at Mercury towers. This week's paper is now out and includes some lovely pictures from last weekend's Cotherstone and Gainford fun days. To see what else is making the headlines, see
"15.06.2016 16:14:05" www.facebook.com www.facebook.com We've been asked to share this link to a very worthwhile cause..
Could people please vote for this local charity please? David Nelson was local builder from Hillend in Weardale who sadly died following suffering a heart attack and due to rural location
"15.06.2016 12:13:37" Timeline Photos "This is a devastating incident and a stark reminder of how a fun afternoon swimming with friends can end in tragedy"
Police name teenager who died at High Force as 16-year-old Curtis Atherton.
Full story here:
"15.06.2016 09:05:28" Timeline Photos Despite valiant efforts to save his life, a 16-year-old boy from Hartlepool has died after going for a swim at High Force
"14.06.2016 23:02:57" Timeline Photos A MASSIVE emergency operation was launched this evening at High Force after a swimmer got into serious difficulties and was airlifted by police helicopter.
Police believe four people had been swimming below the waterfall and one got into trouble. The
"14.06.2016 21:14:05" Timeline Photos The emergency services are attending a major incident at High Force. Police believe four people were swimming below the falls when one got into trouble. A major rescue operation was launched involving all the services out in force. A male has been found
"14.06.2016 17:06:49" A man is in a 'critical condition' after a crash near Ingleton this afternoon.
"14.06.2016 13:39:06" Timeline Photos This week's paper is out - here's what's making the headlines...
"09.06.2016 20:30:28" Timeline Photos The fun stops here! Popular Streets of.. festival will not return to Barnard Castle
"09.06.2016 20:26:21" Timeline Photos "I have never done any cooking. Why I said yes, I don't know"
Teesdale's David Harper - the latest contestant on Celebrity Masterchef. Here's hoping there's a shock in
"09.06.2016 20:22:24" Timeline Photos Numbers up at "one of the best" Tan Hill Shows
"09.06.2016 20:19:53" Timeline Photos Brave Staindrop girl celebrates end of chemotherapy with hair-raising day
"09.06.2016 20:16:44" Timeline Photos TRADERS at Barnard Castle's weekly market have hit back at the town's business guild saying they should be doing more promoting and less talking down.
"08.06.2016 13:00:41" Timeline Photos Good news for Barningham Cricket Club and Raby Castle CC – both sides are through to the quarter finals of the Eggleston Cup.
Barningham will play Burnhope, with Raby facing the winners of the Haughton/Tudhoe match to be played next Tuesday (June 14). The
"07.06.2016 18:05:09" Royal Mail Teesdale GOING GREEN: "A party at the bottom of the garden" by former Barney postie Harry Maddison and family
Photo on page 5 'Barnard Castle Meet' supplement in the Teesdale Mercury Wednesday June 1, 2016. . . All our photos from Barney Meet are now available to browse at www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk
But be patient scrolling through them - there are nearly 200!
"07.06.2016 15:45:03" Timeline Photos This week's front page highlights an epic 175-mile run being undertaken by Evenwood Road Runners in 27 hours - it's inspired by a toddler who is battling cancer.
Here's what else is making the
"04.06.2016 18:34:56" Timeline Photos Good turn out for Newsham's regally themed village carnival this afternoon. Plenty of pictures in next week's paper...
"02.06.2016 12:55:30" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Police at the scene of the stabbing in Middleton-In-Teesdale. Ambulance crews say a woman suffered "minor wounds" in the incident. Durham Police say a local woman in her 30s has been taken into custody after the
"02.06.2016 12:35:32" BREAKING NEWS: The emergency services say a woman has been stabbed in Middleton-in-Teesdale today.
"31.05.2016 12:35:53" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post The Tuesday after Whit weekend is always a special one for the Teesdale Mercury and this year is no different because we're printing an eight-page pullout packed with photos from the Meet parade, boat race and pet show (we'll be uploading a whopping 180
"30.05.2016 17:14:52" Timeline Photos Here's another one from Barnard Castle Meet. It's of a Startforth school pupil taking part in the parade. He's pictured handing out 'save our school' leaflets to the crowd. Many more photos of groups and individuals in this week's paper
"30.05.2016 16:23:04" Timeline Photos It's been a great day at Barney Meet. We've got so many fantastic photos of everyone - there will be an eight-page pullout inside this week's paper packed with pictures.
"29.05.2016 19:46:44" Timeline Photos Happy birthday Katie! Let's hope Durham County Council can make your wish come true...
"29.05.2016 15:42:25" A 61-YEAR-OLD has been killed in a crash on a well-known accident blackspot in Teesdale.
Durham Police are appealing for witnesses after the fatal road accident, which occurred at 5.35pm on Friday on the A688, Barford Corner, between Staindrop and
"27.05.2016 08:03:20" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury Organisers of Barnard Castle Meet are gearing up for its 131st year this weekend. Here's what's happening and where:
"25.05.2016 09:17:19" Timeline Photos We'll be taking a trip down memory lane for next week's paper to celebrate the place Startforth school has had in the community for generations. We've found a huge file of photos. Here's one of them, from July 1981, of Arthur Walker's retirement after 17
"24.05.2016 10:46:37" Timeline Photos The fight to save Startforth school takes centre stage in this week's TM, which is on sale now.
We're delighted to be able to back parents in their campaign and have challenged the county council's reasoning for closing the school. This week's paper has
"19.05.2016 21:57:19" And this one was from Phil Hughes, of Bowes:
"This does seem to emanate from a moment of madness! Startforth is expanding its population at a greater rate than any other Teesdale village. The provision of primary education within the community in which
"19.05.2016 21:46:18" There are some heartbreaking and wonderful comments being made on our online petition to save Startforth School.
This comment was made by mum Lizzie Phillipson.
"After reading the proposal for the possible closure of Startforth school I can honestly
"19.05.2016 10:04:28" change.org Durham County Council: Save Startforth Primary School! Durham County Council is proposing to shut Startforth Morritt Primary School, near Barnard Castle, County Durham. The school is a valued part of the community and has been for many years. With 226 family homes being built in Startforth, it will continue Our online petition to Save Startforth School has been launched. Please sign and share (it's also really important for people to sign the written petition too when they see a copy and the consultation documents).
"18.05.2016 20:39:28" But these great words of advice have been given to people in Startforth from Ruth Nattrass who campaigned to save Rookhope School. She says: "Write letters to the cabinet committee members and education team! Write everyday, email, get the children to
"18.05.2016 20:23:24" report.The report.the Durham County Council: Funding changes may make small schools financially unviable.
These are worrying times for small schools in rural areas. First it was Forest school, now Startforth's on the closure list.
The county council's official press release
"18.05.2016 17:12:20" Timeline Photos The Teesdale Mercury will this week launch our Save our School (SOS) campaign to help parents who are trying to keep open Startforth primary school. Our first step will be to launch this petition (here's a screenshot). If anyone wants a copy, please get
"18.05.2016 17:08:35" Timeline Photos Parents fighting to save Startforth Morritt Primary School will hold their first campaign meeting at the caravan park at The Lendings tomorrow at 7pm. They have described the proposed closure as "devastating" saying their children love it there.
"18.05.2016 10:59:50" Timeline Photos BREAKING: Parents furious at proposal to close Startforth Morritt Memorial School - council says plans to build 228 homes in the village won't bring enough children. Here's the link to the story (more in next week's paper)
"17.05.2016 11:37:00" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury is out now - here's what's making the news
"15.05.2016 11:51:12" Timeline Photos It was one of the biggest days in Teasdale AC's calendar with the staging of the Raby runs this morning. Report and pix in this coming week's paper, in the meantime, here's one of the Evenwood Road Runners youngsters finishing the 1.2k run in front of a
"14.05.2016 18:51:07" twitter.com Anthony Coulls on Twitter “Blossom in Teesdale at the Thorpe Light Railway, running tomorrow 12-4pm https://t.co/p2ebQIDQYq” Open day at Thorpe Light Railway tomorrow
"14.05.2016 17:34:24" Barney cricket club's first team have just recorded a massive win against Hartlepool whose ranks include ex-England star Phil Mustard.
Barney got 313-7 in their 50 overs. Local lads James Quinn and Richard Borrowdale both scored hundreds. Mustard managed
"14.05.2016 09:48:09" Timeline Photos ...and also there's a day of busking going on at The WItham to raise funds for a scheme to provide young people with subsidised tickets to concerts and other activities. Kicking things off this morning were the Barnard Castle School Band
"14.05.2016 09:46:02" Timeline Photos Couple of events in town for anyone in and around Barney today (SATURDAY)... firstly a book signing at the Mercury Bookshop with Andrew Graham Stables whose Secret Penrith has just been published. Details here...
"14.05.2016 06:14:47" Timeline Photos That's another one in the bag. Evenwood Town FC won the Auckland Charity Cup last night with a 2-0 win over Howden-le-Wear at Willington. Here's skipper Colin Welsh collecting the trophy. Full report and pix in next week's paper...
"13.05.2016 07:49:20" After last weekend's bonanza, can Evenwood Town FC make it four cup final wins out of four for Teesdale teams? They're in action tonight in the Auckland Charity Cup final against Howden le Wear. The match is being played at Willington FC and kick off is
"11.05.2016 13:45:52" Timeline Photos More than 60 photos from this week's paper are now available for people to browse and buy including dozens from the Dales Pony Annual Spring Show on Saturday
"10.05.2016 10:59:47" Timeline Photos Row over MP's EU tractor stunt at town market and sporting success for Teesdale teams - this week's TM
See more at:
"08.05.2016 13:10:45" Timeline Photos THAT'S THREE OUT OF THREE
Barney FC won their Sunday morning league cup final with a 2-0 victory over Newton Aycliffe Navy Club at Willington. That makes it three cups out of three for the dale's sports teams this weekend. Report and pix in this coming
"07.05.2016 19:17:47" Timeline Photos Is it May or March?
This photo was taken near Barnard Castle today. Daffodils in full bloom and little lambs.
"07.05.2016 19:09:44" Timeline Photos Oh dear....
That moment when you realise it's all over. This one was from Evenwood Cricket Club this afternoon. Full report and pictures in next week's Teesdale Mercury. It's shaping up to be a cracking paper - especially if you love local sport.
"07.05.2016 08:22:11" Timeline Photos BOWES FC WIN MAKES IT TWO OUT OF TWO FOR DALE SPORTS TEAMS
After Barney RUFC's success on Thursday night, it was Bowes FC's turn to try to get their hands on some silverware in the final of the South Durham Bowl against Coundon and Leeholme at West
"06.05.2016 17:15:02" Fashion show raises £900 for Friends of Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School
"06.05.2016 17:14:17" Head calls it a day after 16 years at Middleton-in-Teesdale Primary School
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/head-calls-it-a-day-after-16-years-at-middleton-in-teesdale-primary-school#sthash.5joRx0NY.dpuf
"06.05.2016 17:08:24" Timeline Photos THE Appleby Horse Fair season, which last year resulted in human excrement on public footpaths in Teesdale, illegal encampments and community discontent, is a "diverse community happening and not a public safety event".
"05.05.2016 21:49:42" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Barnard Castle RUFC who tonight won the Junior County Cup for the third year in a row, this time with a 40-14 victory against Winlaton Vulcans. Here's skipper Adam Kicks receiving the trophy from John S Denham of the Durham RFU
"05.05.2016 18:37:30" Timeline Photos Meet the bagpipe playing, beekeeping vicar
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/the-bagpipe-playing-and-beekeeping-vicar-who-s-keeping-busy#sthash.aRwx5w3s.99ZxZxaz.dpuf
"05.05.2016 18:32:36" Timeline Photos Youngsters are preparing to take centre stage alongside the town's mayor in this year's Barnard Castle Meet parade.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/princesses-of-barnard-castle-meet#sthash.7RK2jUNm.dpuf
"05.05.2016 18:30:12" Glaxo tells staff about Brexit threat to factory
TEESDALE biggest employer, GlaxoSmithKline, has told its 1,300 employees that leaving the EU could cause risks and uncertainty for its Barnard
"04.05.2016 14:10:16" Timeline Photos BREAKING NEWS: Forest of Teesdale School has been saved!
After a two-month campaign led by residents and supported by the Teesdale Mercury, Durham County Council has made a u-turn on the hugely unpopular proposal to shut the rural
"04.05.2016 07:31:10" Timeline Photos 'Attila the hen' lays a giant egg
A DALE smallholder received an eggs-traordinary surprise when she went to check on her 15 hens.
Katey Wallace had noticed Attila, her year-old hybrid chicken, was not moving quite as easily as normal – and when she saw
"03.05.2016 14:18:35" Timeline Photos This week's Teesdale Mercury, which includes a free 24-page farm and country pullout packed with features, is out today. Here are a few of the headlines in the main paper
"03.05.2016 09:40:59" There's a lot of concern about the proposed shake-up to services at Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Here's the story we ran in March explaining the NHS Better Health consultation – specialist centres 'could see NHS services moved
"03.05.2016 08:21:43" Timeline Photos Doubtful whether Barnard Castle CC's overseas player Lachlan Pfeffer has ever had to resort to this type of headwear in his native Australia - but the cool, showery, spring day didn't stop him scoring a brilliant century at Vere Road yesterday - full
"01.05.2016 19:08:11" Timeline Photos Teesdale farmer Christopher Holmes after recent 999 drama: "Thanks for everyone's support."
A farmer, who returned to work only days after becoming trapped in machinery, has thanked well-wishers for their support.
Christopher Holmes, 44, became trapped
"01.05.2016 19:01:14" Timeline Photos Runners are gearing up for one of Teesdale's biggest annual events.
The Raby Castle Races sees hundreds of people don their trainers and hit the estate's pathways
"01.05.2016 18:59:20" Timeline Photos Sadness over closure of Barnard Castle church
"01.05.2016 18:56:23" Timeline Photos Another week, another whack out of a Teesdale heritage landmark.
Egglestone Abbey Bridge suffered its worst damage in more than half a century after being hit by a vehicle last week.
Large chunks of the bridge fell into the River Tees
"01.05.2016 18:53:04" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle shop owner shocked by 'we'll sue you' threat
"30.04.2016 10:46:43" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post There'll be some colourful sights around Barney this afternoon (Saturday) - 11 Morris dance sides are in town. They've been going through their paces at The Bowes Museum this morning. Performances in and around Scar Top from about 1.15pm.
"29.04.2016 18:48:14" ... And here's the story we ran this month on what's on the table...
PLANS to overhaul urgent care in County Durham and Teesdale are taking shape.
Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has revealed there are three options to change the current
"29.04.2016 18:42:05" twitter.com HW County Durham on Twitter “https://t.co/x1W7nNrmSz Give your views at NHS Urgent Care Public Consultation Event GlaxoSmithKline Barnard Castle DL128DT Sat 30 Apr 10-12” Should GP surgeries be open longer and at weekends? One of the options proposed here. Public consultation tomorrow in Barney.
"29.04.2016 16:27:16" Timeline Photos This farming life? It's like no other, says upper Teesdale family
"29.04.2016 16:21:29" Timeline Photos Why you'll fall hook, line and sinker for Teesdale's reservoirs
"29.04.2016 16:20:00" A VILLAGE “peppered” with dog fouling may soon be under the watchful eye of video cameras.
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/hidden-cameras-to-catch-gainford-s-dog-dirt-culprits#sthash.3yYwEvfQ.dpuf
"29.04.2016 16:17:55" teesdalemercury.co.uk Teesdale Mercury 'Travelling criminals' blamed after theft of bikes from secured shed in Butterknowle
"27.04.2016 07:47:01" Timeline Photos We have it on good authority that these two put on a great show. They're at The Witham in Barney tonight and tickets are available...
"26.04.2016 20:20:23" Timeline Photos Archaeologists' race against time to record Roman relics -
"26.04.2016 20:16:34" Timeline Photos YOUNG people in the upper dale have warned county bosses that cutting funding to a vital youth club will lead to increased social isolation and problems such as depression and self-harming.
"26.04.2016 20:13:22" Timeline Photos A BARNEY teenager's hair cut has helped raise more than £1,400 for the Teesdale branch of Cancer Research UK.
"26.04.2016 20:09:59" Timeline Photos Barnard Castle festival to celebrate the magic of author Roald Dahl
- See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/town-festival-to-celebrate-the-magic-of-author-roald-dahl#sthash.vAkJBqh0.dpuf
"26.04.2016 15:20:10" Timeline Photos Barney Meet scaled back, Abbey bridge smashed again and 'Attila the hen' lays gigantic egg - it's all in this week's TM. Out
"26.04.2016 08:31:51" kickstarter.com Rangoli & Rituals with artist, Raj Rani at The Bowes Museum We want to create a unique piece of Indian art, a 2.5m wide rangoli pattern in the entrance of our Museum to welcome all visitors. The Bowes Museum has launched another crowdfunding campaign – this time to raise money to create a unique piece of art
"22.04.2016 18:24:45" twitter.com AlzSoc NE England on Twitter “The Teesdale Mercury has become the region's first Dementia-Friendly newspaper. @lyndsay_oxley and Teesdale Mercury” We're backing Barnard Castle's bid to be a dementia-friendly town
"22.04.2016 08:52:50" A child has been knocked over by a vehicle in Barnard Castle, this morning. Witnesses said he was "knocked up in the air" but police believe he has not suffered serious injuries.
"22.04.2016 07:42:33" Timeline Photos Fireworks fit for a queen at the castle last night. We've been out and about at various events across the dale to mark Her Majesty's 90th birthday. Picture spreads in next week's paper...
"21.04.2016 09:02:34" Timeline Photos Dale church says: Be proud to be English on St George's Day
While St George's Day frequently passes with scarcely a nod to England's patron saint, the congregation of St Osmund's Catholic Church, in Gainford, is inviting everyone to wear red and
"20.04.2016 17:40:33" A GAMEKEEPER has shot dead a dog following another sheep worrying incident in Teesdale, police say.
The incident happened in the Bowes area today. A lurcher-type dog was killed after attacking sheep and lambs.
Officers are trying to track down the
"20.04.2016 14:38:01" Timeline Photos Just received details of the Blacksheep Morris Dancers' Day of Dance on April 30, which brings the grand total of listings in next week's What's On Guide to 100! Plenty going on in the next couple of weeks!
"20.04.2016 10:58:50" Timeline Photos If cricket's your thing, then this week's Mercury is for you. We've a preview of the new season looking at prospects for Barnard Castle CC in the NYSD Premier League Premier Division was well as all the dale sides taking to the field in the Darlington
"19.04.2016 14:23:53" Timeline Photos This week's paper also comes free with our 16-page monthly TM Life pullout packed with lifestyle features
"19.04.2016 14:20:38" Timeline Photos This week's front page - click on the link to see what's making the news in the TM
"19.04.2016 08:47:01" Timeline Photos Couldn't resit sharing this picture of a tiny Tamworth pig we took on our travels last week. Ain't it cute?!
"18.04.2016 15:18:57" youtube.com Forest of Teesdale School Currently threatened with closure, we recorded some of the pupils', past and present, and parents' reactions to the news. Faced with possible closure, past and present pupils from Forest of Teesdale Primary School have created a wonderful YouTube video about how much the school means to them...
"15.04.2016 20:24:10" twitter.com Alex Metcalfe on Twitter “Pie and pasty cheer for #BarnardCastle bakery https://t.co/rp3mrhhrMc” Life of pie
"15.04.2016 18:10:11" Timeline Photos A BARNARD Castle town councillor who has spoken publically for the first time about living with dementia has heaped praise on the care on offer across the dale.
John Yarker was diagnosed with dementia last year and has had to scale back his role on the
"15.04.2016 07:59:18" Timeline Photos More than 2,000 people have signed our petition to save Forest school – council's plans to launch a public consultation on the closure have stalled after the public's
"14.04.2016 10:00:14" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's packed paper are now up online for you to browse and buy, including all those from the dominoes finals night. Go to www.teesdalemercuryphotos.co.uk or follow the link from our home page at www.teesdalemercury.co.uk
"14.04.2016 09:57:39" Timeline Photos There's no escaping the impending EU referendum and this week the Government's controversial £9million leaflet dropped on Teesdale doormats. So for this week's online poll we're asking whether readers have made up their mind how they will vote (NB we're
"13.04.2016 15:31:52" eventbrite.com Teesdale: Connecting communities You are invited to the first 'Teesdale News Cafe' to enjoy an hour and a bit of invigorating conversation fuelled by some tasty bites. This is the first of a series of 'news cafes' to be held over the next two years and this one is specifically for people Your chance to help shape the news!
"12.04.2016 15:26:21" Timeline Photos This week's front page: Worried teens confront county council bosses over cuts which they say will "eradicate" their youth club.
Here's what else is making the
"10.04.2016 09:49:01" Congratulations to Barney RUFC - the thumping win against Redcar yesterday secured promotion to Northumberland/Durham division 1 next season, Report and pix in this coming week's paper.
"07.04.2016 08:42:29" Timeline Photos In this week's paper, we got the dates of the Teesdale Players' murder mystery Who Killed the Vicar? wrong. It is being performed THIS weekend (April 9/10) at Cotherstone Village Hall and not April 16/17 as stated. Saturday's show is already sold out, but
"05.04.2016 15:28:26" Timeline Photos This week's paper also includes our monthly Farm and Country supplement...
"05.04.2016 15:26:46" Timeline Photos This week's paper, which features a full obituary, tributes and the part played by Lord Barnard in giving the Mercury a helping hand...
"04.04.2016 10:00:17" Timeline Photos Lord Barnard dies aged 92
The Teesdale Mercury will be printing a full obituary with tributes in this week's paper
"31.03.2016 19:21:28" Timeline Photos A FREAK accident stopped an amateur actor realising his lifetime’s dream when he really did "break a leg" on stage.
"31.03.2016 19:14:01" Awkward moment for Arriva's PR team at the launch of their new "max buses" in Barnard Castle when this punter told us what she really thought...
“These buses shake like hell and when I’m sat on my coat the new leather seats mean I slide off when the bus
"31.03.2016 19:08:16" Timeline Photos Nice one Mufti!
FOOD fans in search of a tasty curry should look no further than one Barnard Castle restaurant.
Staff at The Bengal Merchant, on The Bank, have received a County Durham Excellence Award by the Cobra Good Curry Guide.
"29.03.2016 16:28:50" Timeline Photos The 'Welcome to Yorkshire' sign is now gone from the gates of The Bowes Museum... for reasons on why they were there, check out the comment from the museum on our post yesterday.
"29.03.2016 13:17:45" Timeline Photos Outrage over thefts from Barney charity shop - and Durham County Council showing indecision over whether to press ahead with the proposal to shut Forest School.
This week's Teesdale Mercury â€“ here's what's
"28.03.2016 13:38:28" Timeline Photos Bit of a kerfuffle over this large "Welcome to Yorkshire" sign on the front of The Bowes Museum... in County Durham. Story in this week's paper
"25.03.2016 19:30:01" Timeline Photos â€œIf you close the school, the dale will die. It will be dangerous to travel a long way, especially in winter. The school is like a family to me and I will be lost if it closes."
Leticia, Forest of Teesdale School pupil writes to the education boss who
"25.03.2016 12:17:37" Sue Matthews, landlady of Langdon Beck Hotel, has this to say about the road closure...
"Please remember that we are still open all the way through the closure here at Langdon Beck Hotel, you can get to us via St John's Chapel. Have an adventure,
"25.03.2016 10:14:37" Timeline Photos Here's the map of the diversion route for upper Teesdale residents and tourists when the B6277 shuts near Ettersgill.
The road will be closed for essential repairs following a major landslip in December. The closure will be in place from Tuesday, March
"22.03.2016 15:57:56" youtube.com joeswinbank Barnard Castle police arranged for 98-year-old Joe Swinbank to enjoy a trip in a 1942 jeep - 70 years to the day since he landed in France where he served as... In a special tribute to 99-year-old Normandy veteran Joe Swinbank who has sadly died, here's the video we made in 2014 when Barney Police took him for a trip down memory lane in a vintage Army jeep.
"22.03.2016 15:50:46" Timeline Photos This week's paper...
What a drama! Actor breaks a leg for real in a freak stage accident...
...and we say farewell to Joe Swinbank - the man who captured Hitler's
"13.03.2016 14:09:05" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post Lovely spring morning to be out and about covering sport for this coming week's paper – we've action from Barnard Castle FC's home win over NA Iron Horse in the Wear Valley Sunday League and Barney Richmond U16s' rugby demolition of Stockton. More pix and
"11.03.2016 11:10:12" Timeline Photos CAMPAIGNERS have questioned Teesdale’s MP, Helen Goodman, after she said Durham County Council’s decision to review Forest of Teesdale School was “fair”.
The county council is proposing to shut the remote school.
This is despite widespread opposition from
"10.03.2016 22:19:16" Timeline Photos Request to dig up flowers on West Auckland village green 'beggars belief' say couple
"10.03.2016 22:17:21" Timeline Photos IT was only rock and roll – but a group of toddlers liked it when they met one of Teesdale’s top performers. -
"10.03.2016 22:16:04" DURHAM County Council has defended its decision to close a major route to the upper dale during the Easter holidays, saying it will not disrupt school or have an impact on the busy Easter weekend. But affected businesses say the closure will hurt crucial
"10.03.2016 22:15:27" Timeline Photos A VACANT motor showroom which once housed a community art centre is to be transformed into a family pizzeria.
"10.03.2016 21:54:09" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, Fantastic show of support and resolve at tonight's public meeting to save Forest of Teesdale School.
We've hit the 500 mark on our online petition and countless more on our written one, which is doing the rounds across the dale (if you'd like one, send
"09.03.2016 21:03:43" We've yet to have an answer on whether our MP, Helen Goodman, will back Teesdale's fight to save Forest of Teesdale School. Hoping she'll support a rural community's struggle to keep the upper dale alive.
"09.03.2016 20:21:13" Barnard Castle Business Guild demands public has their say over Meet funfair
"09.03.2016 20:19:57" Timeline Photos Tributes to Lord Strathmore – 'a friend to many people'
"09.03.2016 20:17:04" Timeline Photos A BARNARD Castle railway enthusiast is hoping to bring the town’s railway heritage back to life. This year will mark 160 years since Barnard Castle railway opened as well as 51 years since use of the lines ceased.
A meeting to discuss the potential of
"09.03.2016 20:14:10" Timeline Photos A WARD that was controversially closed at Richardson Hospital, in Barnard Castle, could reopen later this year if staff can be recruited.But worried residents who are fighting to keep their “cherished hospital” in full operation claim there is a hidden
"09.03.2016 20:13:00" Timeline Photos Junk food fan Matt aiming to get in shape for Great North Run -
And Matt, who works for the Merc, is good to his word. That can of coke is still in our fridge and we ate the chocolate bar last week!
See more at:
"09.03.2016 18:25:43" Timeline Photos Here's another one of the under-threat Forest of Teesdale School from our archives from 1981. It's a school that's been an integral part of the upper dale for generations. We reckon any proposal by Durham County Council to shut it is approaching
"09.03.2016 18:21:16" Timeline Photos Our archive photo of Forest of Teesdale School getting its first computer in 1983. Not bad for one of the most remote schools in the UK - then and now, looking forward! We'll be running a 'Remember When' special in next week's paper as part of the
"09.03.2016 10:45:06" Timeline Photos The fight to save Forest School meant we used this wonderful photo much smaller than we would have done normally on our front page this week. It was taken by reporter Stuart Laundy. It's only fair that we show you the picture in all its glory,
"08.03.2016 21:09:21" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, And this comment from a Lunedale resident sums up the campaign to save Forest of Teesdale School:
"We need to keep effective and valuable facilities where they belong to maintain viable communities. The school is successful, viable, the heart of the
"08.03.2016 21:03:16" Timeline Photos Christoph bids farewell to Barnard Castle as he sets sail on four-year adventure
"08.03.2016 20:59:50" Timeline Photos And in other news...
Barnard Castle town councillor steps down amid claims of harassment
See more at: http://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/barnard-castle-town-councillors-steps-down-amid-claims-of-harassment#sthash.mQRBnlaD.dpuf
"08.03.2016 20:22:19" change.org Supporter comments · Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure... I am signing because I am an ex-pupil of this school and I loved my time there. They got me to where I am today which is taking GCSE in Year 9 (2 years early) and Year 10 and now I am in my last year. Also I have got a place in college and looking forward We're getting so many great comments on our online petition to save Forest school:
Many from parents, residents and past pupils. Here's what one wrote:
"I am signing because I am an ex-pupil of this school and I loved my time there. They got me to
"08.03.2016 15:58:24" change.org Durham County Council : Save Forest of Teesdale Primary School from closure – it's the heart of... Durham County Council is proposing to shut Forest of Teesdale School, which has served the remote community of upper Teesdale for nearly 300 years. The school is loved by pupils, teachers and residents. Ofsted inspectors have heaped praise on it, An online petition to save Forest of Teesdale School has also been launched. Please sign it and share it!
"08.03.2016 14:28:07" Timeline Photos And we're also starting a petition to save Forest school today. You can sign it at our shops in Market Place and Galgate, Barnard Castle, as well as at our base Enterprise House. We'll also be dropping it off at outlets up the dale tomorrow.
"08.03.2016 14:05:35" Timeline Photos Fight for Forest! Campaign kicks off in this week's Teesdale Mercury - pupils tell us how they've got 'the best school in the world' and we explain why it needs saving
"08.03.2016 12:01:47" This week's poll is online - should Forest of Teesdale School be closed? Vote at www.teesdalemercury.co.uk
We will put up our front page shortly
"06.03.2016 15:21:38" Timeline Photos HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
This little lamb was among the first of more than 600-plus expected at one dale farm this spring. Read more in the 24-page monthly farming supplement in this coming week's Mercury.
"05.03.2016 13:31:22" Timeline Photos TRESPASSERS and “ghost hunters” were trying to gain access to St Peter’s just days before today’s major fire, say residents.
An official investigation into the cause of the blaze is yet to be carried out but fingers are being pointed after repeated
"05.03.2016 10:58:17" ST PETER'S BLAZE UPDATE: From our reporter Martin Paul at the scene – the fire took hold on the side building that is set to be demolished and replaced by homes. The main front of St Peter's is unaffected. Firefighters are still in attendance but the
"05.03.2016 09:35:22" FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a major fire at St Peter’s in Gainford.
A spokesman for County Durham Fire Brigade said they were called in the early hours of this morning and at one point had five engines at the scene.
At 7am, there were three fire
"04.03.2016 21:39:48" twitter.com Addicted to Sheep on Twitter “"This unhurried, intimate, honest film is unmissable." Watch @addictedtosheep @RhegedCentre TODAY at 4pm #Cumbria!” Hands up if 'bigger is not better'. Great photo of our small but perfectly formed school. Save Forest of Teesdale School. #fightingforforest
"04.03.2016 20:57:48" We've asked our MP to next Thursday's public meeting organised to save Forest of Teesdale School. Hoping she'll be available.
"04.03.2016 13:13:47" Timeline Photos Save Forest of Teesdale School!
The Teesdale Mercury is going to be "Fighting for Forest" and joining the community's campaign in the upper dale. Please, please get behind it too!
Get along to the public meeting at Forest-of-Teesdale Primary School on
"04.03.2016 12:58:52" ***Community Meeting***
Following the recent news of the potential closure of Forest-of-Teesdale Primary School, Staff and Governors invite you to a community meeting to discuss the current situation and future action.
The meeting will be held at
"03.03.2016 16:59:08" Timeline Photos Just had the comment from Durham County Council on why it wants to close Forest of Teesdale Primary School.
"Bigger is better" seems to be the message. What do you think? Are they right?
"03.03.2016 13:59:15" We've now had confirmation of the proposed closure of Forest of Teesdale School. See the previous post for updated story. Such sad news for the upper dale.
"03.03.2016 13:05:40" Photos from Teesdale Mercury's post BREAKING NEWS: Education officials are proposing to close Forest of Teesdale Primary
"01.03.2016 15:44:49" Wendi I know I've missed the deadline to get in this week's "What's On", but is there any chance you could highlight this Charity Coffee Morning to raise funds for two excellent charities: Carers Trust and Alzheimer's Research UK.
Carers Trust have a goal: To
"01.03.2016 15:03:59" We've also got a new online poll up and running. In this week's paper, railway enthusiast John Moore has called a public meeting into the possibility of developing a heritage railway in the dale so we're asking whether you think it's a good idea. Go to
"01.03.2016 15:01:26" Timeline Photos Good news – our website is back up and firing on all cylinders! So here's a preview of what's making the news this week...
"25.02.2016 21:36:52" In or out?
The MPs covering our patch have revealed how they will vote in the EU referendum. Teesdale's Labour MP, Helen Goodman, says she'll be voting for "jobs" by staying in the EU. Conservative MP Rishi Sunak, who covers our North Richmondshire
"24.02.2016 08:50:49" Timeline Photos AN inspirational Staindrop Scout is to be awarded a rare bravery medal for supporting charity and sharing her experience of living with
"24.02.2016 08:47:46" Our website is now back up and running! Sorry for any inconvenience.
"23.02.2016 13:58:24" Timeline Photos All the pictures from this week's Mercury are now up online to browse and buy, including those taken at the Teesdale Business Awards, last weekend's football and rugby and the holiday Trashion fashion event at Teesdale School. Go to
"23.02.2016 13:00:00" Timeline Photos This week’s 48-page news-packed Teesdale Mercury is on sale this afternoon – and here are some of the stories making the headlines.
Charity set up after tragedy: Let’s end ‘shaken baby’ taboo – balloon release planned in Barnard Castle to raise
"20.02.2016 17:24:58" We've got a few gremlins in our website so if anyone wants to contact us please drop us a line via Facebook or email email@example.com
Of course you can also give us a call during office hours on our new number 01833 696756.
"19.02.2016 19:52:17" Timeline Photos DURHAM’S Police and Crime Commissioner pledges to try to "really make a difference" over Barnard Castle's HGV problems.
This is what he said: "We have to have a broad approach as to how we address the problem. We need to get some co-ordinated response
"19.02.2016 19:44:31" Upper Teesdale lamb consortium takes on the supermarkets
It is almost three years since seven farms in upper Teesdale got together to create their own lamb cooperative. Farmer Daniel Bell spoke to Alex Metcalfe about how it is going
"19.02.2016 19:42:32" After several years of debate and meetings, should this debate be finally put to bed or should the discussions continue... let us know what you think!
Town council broadly in favour of Barnard Castle Meet funfair remaining on car park
"19.02.2016 19:40:56" A SPATE of break-ins in Barnard Castle last week may be linked.One theory police are working on is that a drifter or homeless person may be responsible for the incidents.
"19.02.2016 19:40:13" Timeline Photos PARKING restrictions on a narrow road in Barnard Castle road have been welcomed after long-running complaints.
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"19.02.2016 09:58:02" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: The winners.
It was a fantastic night and we really enjoyed covering it. All credit to the organisers – well done Radio Teesdale and Enterprise House!
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"19.02.2016 09:47:47" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Best new business – Cafe Fresh
"19.02.2016 09:44:57" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Best community project – TCR Hub
Don't forget to read our awards night special feature in next week's paper for many more photos and a look back on the night
"19.02.2016 09:41:42" Timeline Photos Teesdale Business Awards: Apprentice of the Year – Gemma Barratt from Zhoo.
Don't forget to read our awards night special feature next week for many more photos and a look back at the night. You'll also be able to soon view and browse photos
"18.02.2016 21:24:18" Teesdale Business Awards winners announced
Congratulations to artisan pizza business Stable Hearth, of Gainford, who were the overall winners in this year's Teesdale Business Awards, which were announced tonight at a packed ceremony at The Witham.
"18.02.2016 14:42:50" COUNTY Durham looks increasingly likely to sign up to a North East super council with devolved powers from London, along with an elected mayor for the region, after the results of a household poll were revealed.
A “clear majority” (59.5 per cent) of